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Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has ever come across anything like this in a pigeon before?

He has been on a number of different meds and just recently put back on Doxy but it's not working.

He has been dewormed, treated for mites, been on Baytril and Ketazol.

His face/ head area is swollen like there is excess fluid building up under the skin.
Legs are also swollen the same.
Other than his looks he is acting like a normal pigeon and begging/feeding nicely.
Bird Beak Feather Fluid Water
 

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How long has he been with you? Is this one of your own babies? Did you take him to a vet and did the vet check for canker? Looks like he might have some pox growth starting on the eyelid. Are you giving vitamins?
 

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How long has he been with you? Is this one of your own babies? Did you take him to a vet and did the vet check for canker? Looks like he might have some pox growth starting on the eyelid. Are you giving vitamins?
He is a rescue that has been with me for a few weeks now. He has been checked for Trich, he is all clear. The growths you see around his eyelids are not pox growths. It's like a watery blister. He came in like this and is getting worse, he's been on vits since he came in. He has had a fecal and crop smear done and is all clear.
 

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I'm in Nieuwoudtville, other side of the country.

Are you on FB? There's a group: Palomacy Help Group for pigeon and dove rescue. They are American based, but have members all over. Maybe you can put up a post and someone might have an answer for this.
 

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Hello, it might be completely off but where was the bird found? Was it in a very cold or hot place? It looks like skin damage that can be caused by frost, heat or even chemical burns. Skin is peeling off, fluid under the skin, eye looks like it is severely damaged. I don't know if the vet can check for damage of corneas? All vets usually have that yellow solution they put in the eye to stain it and see if there is some damage. If there is huge abrasions on the cornea the poor baby might have suffered some chemical splashing it, or depending on where it was found maybe it was frozen or burned.
 
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