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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey guys, I came across this forum while I was looking for an Animal Rescue Centre in Rome Italy. I can't say I'm specifically a pigeon person but I am an animal and especially bird person. I'm from Australia and am currently on holidays (honeymoon) in Rome and while i was visiting the baths...
  2. General Discussions
    Up to now Northern Ireland hasn't even featured on our resource list because we didn't know of a rescue place there. Robert has very kindly provided us with details of Tact Avian Care Trust in County Antrim...and it has a "No kill" policy! I have added it to the list, but you might also want...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Today a baby dove came running into my store when a customer opened the door. He was unable to fly but his wings seemed to be ok (he was able to flutter and flap around). His beak appears to be broken - it's a bit out of alignment - but he is able to open and close it. He has all his feathers...
  4. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Today, someone brought a feral pigeon squeeker into the animal hospital where I work. He's thin but looks ok otherwise. He is fully feathered. I'm working on getting him to eat and drink but he hasn't yet. I have no history as to why he was brought in, where the parents are, etc. I can take...
  5. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    hello, Me and my partner have taken in what we think is a baby pigeon. It has all its feathers, (light grey) and dark brown eyes but it wont stand and it was just sitting outside on a step all day. Sometimes it will try and flap and there is nothing obvious (to us) that we can see wrong with its...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Um, so we found a mourning dove near the parking lot. A smaller dead/ripped-up bird was next to it (attacked by a cat?) and when I approached the dove, it tried to run away from me. I thought that it had a broken wing or something, or maybe the cat attacked it after killing the smaller bird. So...
  7. General Discussions
    Hello, the old lady next door has fetched me what i think is another ringneck dove, i have no idea how old it is, it is a brownish grey colour with lots of yellow strandy feathers she claims the parents havent been to see to it in the last 15 hours, for the moment i have placed it in a cage...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    hi sunday i saved a young pigeon not a baby praps a youth 7mnths or so. it was being attacked by another larger pigeon who i now realise has killed others i found on my balcony by taking their heads off. so the back of this poor soul is picked clean of feathers and skin right down to the final...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    my cat bought us a young pigeon back with it, at first we thought it was dead but i noticed it was moving, we got the cats inside and the pigeon started walking around, but it cant fly, we think he has a broke wing. we've put him in a big rabbit run for the night with a box inside of it with...
  10. General Discussions
    My husband & I rescued a pigeon yesterday afternoon in the middle of the road. Had been hit or attacked. One wing tip is broken off. I've got farm animals & he thought I could nurse the bird back to health & release it back into the 'wild'. (I'm right beside our local Management Area.) I've...
  11. General Discussions
    We rescued baby pigeons from a destroyed nest. 1 newborn, 1 egg (which hatched 4 hrs. later). Mother is gone! I did a lot of research and called our local wildlife rescue for details on keeping these little hatchlings! So far, so good. I'm keeping them warm, dry and hand feeding them 4 times...
  12. General Discussions
    I am getting increasingly concerned for a local flock of mainly pure white doves/pigeons. They have lived for as long as the local pet shop keeper can remember in a derelict building at the rear of his shop. The shops have been sold for redevelopment and this will mean their home is soon to be...
  13. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Friends, My wonderful pet (devoted single young pigeon) "Birdy" flies freely around my apartment most days; he sits on my windowsill and looks outside, watching my backyard bird feeder and passerby neighbors. He is such a great pet to me... he sits on my lap when I watch tv, and coos in the...
  14. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Please help!!!! I need help after rescuing two baby spotted turtle doves. The mum was a new mum and a regular in my yard. She has nested three times in a flimsy vine type tree outside my window and my family and I have looked on excitedly. However, the nests she builds are very flimsy and she...
  15. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I live in an apartment building in Los Angeles that overlooks a freeway. Pigeons LOVE the balconies on this side of the building. Recently, the building has taken action to "get rid" of all the pigeons by placing the typical spiky bird-deterrents on the drainage pipes the pigeons used to sleep...
  16. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I've always grown up being told pigeons were 'rats with wings' and filthy, disgusting birds. So I was edgy about it when I found one. I was walking into a book store with my boyfriend when he pointed out a bird on the sidewalk. I looked down and he was about two inches away from my shoe...
  17. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    OMG 2!!! I have questions. One of the shells is not as thick and strong as the first one. Does this mean the chick is calcium deficient? I had to make a lot of changes to the environment, diet, grit, and lighting to get this hatch. I mean really, imagine waiting 4 months for a proper pair...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    About 5 days ago, i found a baby dove in my backyard at the base of the date palm that is home to a flock of feral doves. Based on the day-by-day photos of racing pigeon babies here, I have concluded that she is about 17 days old now. http://www.speedpigeon.com/baby_racing_pigeon.htm At...
  19. Archive - Other Birds
    UPDATE!!! SPOGGY the Aussie sparrow we raised from 1 day old G'day everyone, Well.........my husband always had a bit of a dream that he would one day have a tame pet sparrow. I didn't see it happening, we only have a few here, our yard is full of Blue Wrens and starlings...
  20. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I live in Virginia and we have had a pet pigeon since Aug 07" and she got attacked by a chicken hawk friday (Jan 11, 2008) and was bleeding and coulnt stand on her right foot on her stick. So we took her to our local Dog/Cat vet and she recommented that we take her to a bird vet. ( Alexandria...
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