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My birds give a tiny little sneeze occasionally. If his eyes, nose, mouth are clear I wouldn't worry about it.

Almost anything can cause lack of appetite. You can get small scales in many grocery stores. If you do get one, you should weigh him about the same time of day.
 
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I don't understand, he constantly nibbles all over my fingers, hand and arm... All over the blanket, my sleeves, any fabric at all- trying to pull pieces off....... It's almost like he's looking for a food source in those places... Could that behavior mean anything?
Watching your videos again it looks to me like he's preening you. They do that to show affection or when they're happy and relaxed. They'll also peck to explore things in their environment. :)

I can't get over what a cutie pie he, or she, is! I had to watch the videos a few more times lol. :D
 

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I just quickly read though here (might have missed some stuff), but I would get him wormed as soon as you can.
I have 3 inside right now with exactly the same symptoms your describing. I sent out a fecal to the lab and it came back - coccidia/moderate, roundworms/few. I spoke with an avian vet (my old boss) because mine are on a regular worming schedule so I couldn't understand why the worms. Whereas I have over 70, I started putting the worming med in their water instead of worming individually. He told me "in the water" was not as effective. As for coccidia, I seem to have a problem with that every fall! He said it can be stress related - in my case this year it was when the temperature dropped suddenly from 40-50 degrees to 10-20 degrees.
So currently I have to worm each individually, And they are on ALBON for 10 days for coccidia. Their doing better - I hope this helps :)
 

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Update on Pidgey :)

Hello again everyone! ;) Sorry for the very much delayed response- I've had a lot going on these past few weeks!

Anyway, I just wanted to give a quick update on Pidgey... :)

He (she?- still not sure!) is doing quite well! He gained weight, is standing on both feet (although his toes are still crooked- laying on their side to be more descriptive- on one foot-- and he limps on it a bit when he walks), he's flying around all over the place- and best of all- HE IS EATING!! ON HIS OWN! He will even fly to his food bowls (2 locations) to eat, and goes to Brownie's (my cat) water bowl for a drink AND a BATH!! (He really get's into his baths- drenched!)

He's so much better now, it's amazing!

However, he is completely in love with me... (likewise though, how could I not be, he's so super sweet!!)

He HAS to be on me at least 80% of the day- cupped in my hand, sitting on my lap (a fave) or attempting to sit on my head (which I will try to avoid for any length of time, for obvious reasons!) if I'm unable to hold him... hehe... :)

Also, I think 'he' might be a 'she'... Tonight, (s)he was walking around on my chest and stomach, digging with her/his feet, and trying to 'place' my cell phone cord and sweater drawstrings underneath himself... Odd behavior, first time I'd seen it... Definitely interesting! I could only conclude it was 'nest making' behavior...

Ok, it's late (early for most, bedtime for me!), so I'll wrap it up for now and leave you all with some new pictures of Pidgey and his unlikely friend, Brownie... : )

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/7857/animalfarm162smvp2.jpg
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http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/387/sittingtogether12bx9.jpg
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2128/zfriends9so3.jpg

And finally, a product of my morning/bedtime boredom... hehe... :)
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EDIT:
A couple more... : )

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4932/windowwatchers4ng0.jpg
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2726/pidgeynaponmeol3.jpg
 

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Oh my god!!! what a lovely pigeon and cat, they look very cute together, you made me smile... Great pictures!! and thank you so much for doing all that wonderful job.

Ivette
 

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Great pics. Your cat seem in love with the bird too.
Thanks for sharing.

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Well now, that's a cute pair. Thanks for sharing the pics with us. I can't even trust my dogs with the pigeons, never mind a cat. You have a great cat there.
 

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Your pictures are priceless!:)
I hope you will start an album here so we can enjoy them for a long time.
 

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Hehe, glad you guys liked the pictures! : ) I take TONS of pictures of them! There's almost no pictures of humans on my computer... hehe :p

Oh, Charis, I started my album, thanks for the idea- although it's currently empty due to the file size limitations, I'll have to do some cropping and resizing in order to upload... :) It will be full of pictures soon enough! hehe... :)

Anyway, here's another

Brownie didn't care at all, but Pidgey kept sliding on her soft fur... hehe!
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/4079/zfriendsrz3.jpg


It's crazy how you can see through his eyelids- no wonder it seems like birds never really "sleep"!
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This picture was back when all you lovely people were helping me with Pidgey! : )
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So was this one
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And this is Pidgey's best Sleepy Hollow impression... :D
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I'm sooo happy to hear that Pidgey is fine, and thanks so much for all those wonderful pictures! Brownie and Pidgey are just too adorable. :D
 

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What a precious....:p amazing what a little good supportive care and love can do!!!


Thank you for caring for this cutie and for sharing.

Please do not hesitate to ask, if you need any help should any symptoms still persist.
 

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Pidgey is one lucky little bird....bless her heart.
So.......they usually will sit on eggs for about 18 to 20 days and then leave them. With you being her "mate", she'll probably stay with them that long. OH, and she will lay another one in 48 hours.
Leaving her out would be best as far as SHE is concerned. She'll stay on the nest and only leave to poop, eat or drink.
I guess it's up to you and your situation as to whether you leave her out all the time.
You MIGHT be able to move her nest to her cage, but I doubt it. They are very particular about their nests and don't like change. Not even a little change.
 

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Ok I know this was posted like years ago but if anyone else comes to this page with the same problem(s), I would like to do anything I can to help them. I Myself have a pigeon, she or he has been doing the shaking head thing too... it may be a sign of stress, lack of attention or food/water, or is too hot or cold. Or if your bird stops peeping, then that may be a sign that they are trying to peep again, but don't remember how. And as for the barely eating, If you are feeding them wheat, corn, or any of your allergies, then STOP NO DON'T DO THAT!!! you can get very sick from feeding them these kinds of things (they can too). try feeding them sunflower seeds, cooked steel cut oats, or a mixture of egg, coconut milk,(organic this is all organic) and ONLY ON PIECE of freeze dried dog food. (I know it sounds gross but it's much better than poisoning your bird 😉).
I hope this helped, good luck with your Pigeon!
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