Hi, there, BYCers, Bonnie from Arlington, VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bonniemarie, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. bonniemarie

    bonniemarie New Egg

    Nov 18, 2016
    Arlington VA
    Came to list after finding an article on tube feeding. I have a precious 34 year old white dove Maranatha who is my hearing assistance animal but last year started having head tilt (aka stargazing/torticolis). He is down in wt for the past year from normal 160 g to now averaging 114-124. I have to learn to tube feed him myself. Only did 4 times with vet tech supervising but cannot afford that anymore. Found a great article on this site and welcome any tips and encouragement
  2. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I've never had to tube feed any of my birds but have seen articles on BYC about it. If you use the Search box (upper left corner, under the logo) you should be able to find posts about it. Hope all goes well for you.

    Thanks for joining us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I do hope that you can get the help you require.

    All the best
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    But sorry about you dove's problem.

    Since you have already accomplished tube feedings with supervision, I'm sure you can handle this - hope you have someone to assist you.

    Good luck and wishing the dove a full recovery.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings, BonnieMarie, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Best wishes to you and your dove! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very Nice to meet you Bonnie. I think you will get a lot of information if you post on the "Doves & Pigeons thread." Just put that in the search and it will come up. I know newly hatched birds may need tube feeding/hand feeding so I think they can be of help to you. There is also a caged bird thread which could be of use also. When I raised dogs many years ago I had to learn to tube feed also but, it was probably much easier to do on puppies than birds.

    I am really amazed that a dove could be that old. Seems highly of your caregiving abilities.
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pleased to meet you Bonnie. I'm sorry to hear about your Dove, I know how attached you can get to them. Best of luck with everything.
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! But I am sorry about your Dove. I hope he gets better! Best wishes!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under bonniemarie [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am sorry that Maranatha is unwell. I do not have any experience with tube feeding and not sure if it is the same for Doves as Chickens but casportpony [Kathy] is very experienced in tube feeding and has recommended these two threads in the past:



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