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My ringneck dove swallowed a seashell - HELP

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by siowowo, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. siowowo

    siowowo Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone! My 7-month-old ringneck dove swallowed a seashell the size of a whole shelled peanut last night! It's a natural seashell I picked up from the beach many years ago - it's round like a snail shell and has no sharp edges. I watched him all night and he seems normal, but I'm still worried. Do I need to be concerned about this? Please help. Thank you so much!

    Best,

    Nancy
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    NO It will break down in its crop and eventually end up in it's gizzard
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017
  3. siowowo

    siowowo Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the quick response! My concern is that it won't break down and it'll get stuck inside of him. I hope you're right!
     

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