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  1. General Discussions
    I have a good scale, but even when she's in a box, she won't stop jumping around long enough to get a weight!
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So. I have a pigeon named Adrastea who came to me with a broken wing. It set and healed, but not correctly - she still holds it low, sometimes even resting on the ground, and she doesn't fly much because it's hard for her. However, she has a mate and she gets around the apartment just fine, and...
  3. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, I hope I am posting in the right place. I shall start from the beginning. New Orleans, La. Just to get this out there I went to Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries website to find a rehabber and unfortunately the only one in my area (within a couple hours drive) said "We take nestlings and...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Our indoor ringneck dove lives as a solo pet. He has been a steady 4.6 oz since late July (5 months now), and appears healthy and happy. I meal feed him to encourage him to eat a balanced diet, and he usually leaves a tiny bit of seed by the end of each day (his least favorite kind). We were...
  5. General Discussions
    My ringneck dove is about 5 months old. He seems to have a decent appetite but doesn't seem to relish much more than his normal feed and spray millet. Things with even mild sweetness such as yoghurt or diluted honey seem to overwhelm him. Still he has trouble with some seeds. I've watched him...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I'm fostering two white ringneck doves that were previously someone's pets. I have no experience with doves. I was told both are females and I do not know how old they are. They are extremely skittish. I'm wondering if they have been caught too much by the previous owner. Anyway, I have a large...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi, I am a little worried about my pigeon. I live in a small space and I do not think he is getting enough exercise. He eats well and has not been sick other than a slight cold during deep winter. He is about 7 years old. Since I live in a small space he does not get to fly around enough. How...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a young bird that came home from the 250 mile race very skinny. After having been home for a few days I noticed the bird was still not gaining weight. On closer inspection I also noticed that the bird's original eye color had changed from a dark orange to a lighter grey. Birds dropping...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a King Pigeon that has a serious problem and I can't figure out what it is. I've given him Baytril, Coximed, Ronsec, Worm-out, Doxycycline, and just about everything else. He's lost a lot of weight. His poop is the consistency of thick pea soup and it's dark green and extremely bad...
  10. General Discussions
    How can you tell if a baby is underweight? and what to do if it is?
  11. General Discussions
    Hi all:) I'm quite worried abt my pigeons weight/guts, when i carry then they doesnt look as heavy. Is there any supplements i can give to them to increase their weight/guts? I'm giving them mixed seeds, red stone with seeds +adding the following items with boiled water vit supplement(weekly 4...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Does anyone know what could cause a marked weight loss in an approx 9 month old pigeon over the past 3 weeks. Feathering is tight & shiny. Only other symptons was one watery eye now a lot better. Bird does seem to be trying to clear his throat this morning.
  13. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Anyone who has a fit and healthy feral hen, maybe an adopted rescue pigeon, who is somewhat light in weight? I normally expect a pigeon, even quite a small hen, to get to 300 grams before I 'pass' it as good to go, but I currently have one who averages rather less. I am beginning to wonder if...
  14. General Discussions
    I am becoming more and more concerned for Fijit's weight (hand-raised Eurasian Collared dove, now fledgling). I have read many different estimated on EC dove wight, some saying as low as 135g and others as high as 200g. Fijit is 25 days old today and weighs in at a mere 98g. He is about 4.5"...
  15. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone! What is a healthy weight for a feral pigeon about 7 months old? I keep track of Stanley's behavior, weights, food changes, vet visits, etc in a journal to keep track of his health and it got me thinking about his weight. I asked the rehabber I work for about how much he should...
  16. General Discussions
    My young pigeon that ive had for awile now, shes about 65 days old if my calendar is correct :cool:. well, even though she is a bit behind in growth, she hasnt gained weight in over 2 weeks, shes been at 250grams for like ever. Is this ok for her? And is there anything I can do to help her gain...
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    what's an ideal healthy feral like? what weight range? other than wing slaps, growling and generally being bright eyed and feisty! how can you tell if a feral is healthy enough for release if you were recuperating one? is there a good book that covers this? Jen
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