A dove wheezing <.<

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by PoultryLoverandfarmer, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. PoultryLoverandfarmer

    PoultryLoverandfarmer Chirping

    Nov 6, 2018
    San Antonio, Texas
    So..... I have my dove twilight *yes I know..* And When I sat him down I noticed a faint wheezing coming from him... He hasn’t done this before at all. Is he getting sick? He’s been a happy healthy bird but then there is the wheezing Anything you guys know? XD I’m kinda puzzled why he’s wheezing.
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    I'm not sure,,, but will tag @LaughingDove .
    Has doves and would have more insight into this.
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Are there any other signs of illness? Lethargic, fluffed or ruffled feathers, closing of eyelids, stays in one spot with little to no movement"?
    These are signs things are going south.

    Is it active eating and drinking well? Digestive system working well with healthy poop? Is it's crop filling and emptying in a normal matter?
    These are signs things are going well and not to be too concerned.

    It is not uncommon for pigeons to make different vocalizations especially when entering into adulthood.

    I suggest you add some apple cider vinegar to it's water for good measure. Keep monitoring its behavour to see if things improve or worsen.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
  4. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Chirping

    Jun 10, 2019
    Is it tail bobbing? Open mouth breathing ? Lethargic? Definitely do the ACV, keep him or her warm and quiet. I would give electrolytes. I usually make my own. You could put him on meds from foy if you are concerned. I have also used some home remedies to perk up my birds depending on their condition. I wouldn’t consider a wheeze normal unless it is part of their coo or coo practice.
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