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Hi all- I'm wondering if anyone out there makes clip rings that can be fastened around an adult birds' leg that can be personalized with my name and phone number in case a bird goes missing? I've seen them everywhere with just numbers... Didn't know if they could be personalized- and if not, what is usually done for adult pigeons who have new owners? How can they be traced?

Also- side note- I believe the newbie pigeons have feather lice- Seen tiny thread looking bugs crawling around on their feathers (searched the forum and found one other similar description). What is the best way to treat? The birds are still pretty skittish and catching them is a bit of a task, although it CAN be done... just gets their little heart rates up!

Thanks all!
 

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Just google personalized pigeon bands. http://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/leg-bands/969-personalized-leg-bands-50
This one is sold in bulk. Don't know if you can just get a few.
For lice and mites you can use Sevin5 garden dust, or get a spray at any pet store containing Permethrin. I dust my birds using a make-up 'blush' brush. I dust the top of the head and around the neck first. (make sure you don't get it in their eyes) Then dust under the wings and rest of the body.
 

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Just google personalized pigeon bands. http://www.foyspigeonsupplies.com/leg-bands/969-personalized-leg-bands-50
This one is sold in bulk. Don't know if you can just get a few.
For lice and mites you can use Sevin5 garden dust, or get a spray at any pet store containing Permethrin. I dust my birds using a make-up 'blush' brush. I dust the top of the head and around the neck first. (make sure you don't get it in their eyes) Then dust under the wings and rest of the body.
I like the idea of using a brush- thanks for the tip!!!!

The personalized leg bands that I see are used on baby pigeons- The adults' feet are too big to slide these over at this point, hence the need for clip on style
Actually just found these- https://www.strombergschickens.com/category/imprinted-bands
Anyone have experience with this type of band? And what is typical size for an adult homing pigeon? Thanks
 
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