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  1. General Pigeon & Dove Information
    Hello everyone I was wondering if any of you experts Have any visual diagrams Of the Keel bone in pigeons. My vet explained to me how the keel should look like a house but not a tent. Leaving me utterly confused. Any one have have some info on this. Thanks Heath
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Is it normal for a dove baby to lose weight during the weaning process? I have cut the formula feedings down to once at night and have been using a seed bottle so he gets enough seeds into his diet while he is learning how to eat the seeds on his own. Seems like every time I cut the formula down...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello and Happy New Year! On December 20 I noticed an apathic feral pigeon on my window sill with a wound on the left side of his head. After capture, a vet recommended Avianprotect Ten (Tylosin, Erythromycin, Neomycin, and vitamins) and Oculoforte (Gentamicin, Dexamethasone). Recommended...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I am desperate for any help for a feral pigeon called Flecky. She’s one of the flock of feral pigeons we feed and look after at our house. She was one of the most extrovert and alive personalities in the flock – used to climb up the mesh of our front gate waiting for food. Her mate Copper...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, Recently my pigeon Fido (who had fully recovered from her last incident) has been acting strangely. Usually a super hand friendly pigeon, Fido likes to preen my fingers and hair, seeking out my attention. Lately however, she's be super super pecky. She wont let me put my hands near her...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi Everyone. I have a sick bird and I’m not sure what is wrong or how to help her. I’ve had this kind of “problem/sickness” repeatedly now. It first appeared when I started breeding with ringneck doves about a year ago. I bought a dove from a bird market and she would show the sings below...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    :( one of my pigeon(male-austrilian red) had blood in its feces.Before 3 weeks the weight loss suddenly,now it is feeling very tired,There is no problem in taking food and water,this pigeon is not flying,bloody feces,skinned chest,eyes looks so tired.plz help me to find a solution to problem....
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    i have an adult male pigeon he's been with me for 1 year he is sick now ,taking food but looks always dull,inactive he has 2 babies currently. only his partner feeding to baby pigeons. i don't see anything wrong in his throat.droppings i can't figure out yet since i have a lot of pigeons in my...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I am a bit stumped as to what is wrong with this little pidge so I thought I may throw this out to the experts on Pidge Biz!! He/She is a wild, juvenile, feral pigeon who is unable to fly and has both drooped wings. On further inspection I noticed the little one was a bit on the thin side...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi All, I thought I better put this in a separate thread so it gets more attention. I have 2 male pigeons that are getting over PMV. They both came to me about 3 months ago and had full PMV at the time. Although their PMV symptoms are much reduced(still some head throwing when picking up seed)...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a sick pigeon with the weirdest droppings I've ever seen. I've given her Worm-out, Mediworm, Doxicycline, Ronsec and nothing works. I suspect it might have something to do with yeast but I don't know what to try to kill that. If anyone has any ideas please get them to me ASAP. She has...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Mieke is 10 years old and for the past few weeks, she has been gradually losing weight and becoming weaker. She wasn't eating with her usual enthusiasm and her poops were slimy and very wet. She started limping a bit and was unable to fly so I brought her inside and hand-fed small seeds and...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello- It's me again. Just went out to the loft and noticed a couple of cocks (Dill and Tony) bullying Tank as he got a drink of water. I picked Tank up and he's lost a lot of weight. Back in May, Tank lost his lower beak to pigeon pox. He's a big, strong pij (king/modena X I think) with a...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi there again everyone The skinny pigeon I found last week (Mon 22 Sept) weighed 210 grams. The first 24 hours it gained 58 grams to 268 grams (I presume it was very dehydrated for such a large gain) - since then it had put on or lost weight pretty much every other day. I have just weighed...
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