bleeding heart doves.

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by gaza, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. gaza

    gaza Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    hi group,have posted this on other sites,but have gotten few answers.
    i have a pair of luzon bleeding heart doves
    they are 2 years old.
    the female seems to breathe though her mouth,in like gulps/gasps.
    was told she has airsack mites and to treat with "scat"
    hve put 5-6 drops under her wing,3 times ,4-5 weeks she still gasps for air.
    should i give a bigger dose?[am scared to over dose],or is there another treatment?,or does she have someting else?
    she seems to gasp more when temps rise.
    she eats/preens as normal,but she is clearly in distress
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    how much circulation does her living area get? Does she have outside time? Does her feces build up? The first think i would look into is respitory
  3. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    how warm is it where they live? does the other one ever do it? i would look up gape worm...

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