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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I took in a wood pigeon a few days ago after my sister recused him from a magpie. I plan to keep him as a pet, but I also plan to go to college(uk) this year but I don’t want him to get lonely. Also I definitely do not want them to have children. And if it’s not too necessary I would be better...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I have a pet wood pigeon who was found knocked from a tree last July who I hand reared and still have now. (S)he has a large indoor cage as well as an outdoor garden-shed-type coop - though I usually keep her indoors. I live in Ireland. The problem is I soon have to study abroad for a...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Ill try and and keep this short and simple. Recently iv'e taken in a fledgling/juvenile wood pigeon , their are many issues with this little one and shall be my first time dealing with them . Alas , i'll list the key problems and queries . Pox Virus (Slight severity) Beak , forehead ...
  4. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi all. I’ve got a wood pigeon that appears to have taken up residency in my back garden ( Bexleyheath, Kent, UK). He (just my assumption) is able to get up into my magnolia tree & has lots of shrubs to hide in, but he just won’t or isn’t able to fly away! He’s been around for weeks now! I love...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Location: Leamington Spa, UK. I have a young wood pigeon in my backyard, which is fully enclosed by 2 meter walls, although I've seen cats and falcons in there before. He/she was first seen outside of the nest 9 days ago, and since then the parents have been feeding him/her at least once a...
  6. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Help! Cat Lady Minding a Wood Pigeon Hello! Sorry in advance if I am doing something wrong I know NOTHING about pigeons (or birds, really)! I spotted a wood pigeon bumbling about on the road of my apartment complex the day before yesterday. He didn't look able to fly so I went back down with...
  7. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello! I befriended a pair of wild woodpigeons and have been feeding them on my balcony for over 7 years. They know my face, my voice and their names when I call out for either of them to fly over from the neighbouring trees. I’ve developed quite a relationship with them, Scruffy (the male) and...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Leeds City Centre, West Yorkshire, England Recently found a wood pigeon next to a busy pathway, he was unsteady on his feet and unable to fly. He was able to move his wings and flap weakly around but couldn't elevate himself at all. There are no cuts or lesions on him that we have seen, his...
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi everyone, I am currently caring for a wood pigeon. I picked 'him' up from the side of the road, I was driving and saw something rolling around. I turned round and he had managed to get himself on the path and was walking along. So I figured I would leave him there, but when I drove past again...
  10. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hi all, I've found a young wood pigeon in my garden. Initially, I thought it was injured, but now I have realised it is just a youngster. The wood pigeon isn't flying. He sort flaps a little bit but not very enthusiastically like he wants to fly and he doesn't take off (hence why I thought he...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi, Can anyone help identify a small flock of pigeons that has recently arrived in the woods near to us. They look like the common Wood pigeon, of which there are hundreds around us, but they are darker grey, do not have the white feathers around their feet, have different colour beaks and...
  12. Pigeon & Dove Stories
    I posted a few threads while I was caring for these babies, but I was looking back through all my photos of them the other night and wanted to share their full story. In September, we had some stormy weather. After one of these storms, my dad and I were driving home from a doctor's appointment...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all. Three weeks ago I took in some wood pigeon squabs and it's been pretty smooth sailing; they weren't visibly sick or injured when I brought them in and they've been doing great eating and drinking and are now weaned. They're about 5 weeks old. However, today, one of them seems a little...
  14. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, i have a pigeon who will not feed himself. Just over two weeks ago my neighbor brought round a 14 day old wood pigeon that she had found in her garden. He had 2 bad injuries to his head and his right eye was sunken in and dry, we thought he might have been attacked by a bird and pulled from...
  15. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, We are Alien Class at Garlinge Primary School, Kent (Reception year), and we have found a juvenile wood pigeon in our outdoor area. It would not fly away and hid itself under the bushes. The teacher has managed to secure it at lunch time and it appears to have very short tail feathers. It...
  16. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    I own a male juvenile wood pigeon (Columba palambus) (as a companion animal) and he developed extremely watery diarrhoea on Monday evening. The faeces began brown, ocassionally with some green. Since then, his faeces have become far clearer with smaller quantities (pellet-like) of actual faecal...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi can someone please tell me what this is on my woodie? So I posted photos a while ago because he developed these strange yellow wart like lumps on his bum... He's now got one on the side of his beak. Someone told me it was naval canker so I bought canker treatment and have been giving him...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello I have a wood pigeon who is now 30 days old. He is feeding really well, and feeds and drinks independently now. He has canker on his naval and some on his mouth. I have started giving him harkers harkanker soluble in his drinking water. I've also bathed him in the solution in hope that...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone! I've been taking care of this wild wood pigeon for over 4 years (feeding him on my balcony at least twice a day, he knows me and his name, and flies over from the neighboring trees when I call out for him, when it's time for food)... He was perfectly healthy until yesterday and...
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