New pet pigeon vomited??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Doveheart, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Doveheart

    Doveheart Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a pet pigeon this morning from a bird swap. I let her roam free in this closed off, empty room I had, she did some flying laps then settled down. As I was watching her on her perch, she suddenly shook her head and made some really strange head movements. Then she threw up a few mouths full of whole seeds.

    I'm a new pigeon owner and I afraid she may be sick. Is this normal for a pigeon? What should I do?

    Thank you!
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like stress to me. With the change in environment, I would keep her quiet and in a smaller space to give her time to adjust. Give her some quiet time in a covered dog crate or something similar and spend some time just talking to her and feeding her treats until she can adjust to the move.
     
  3. Doveheart

    Doveheart Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay...thank you for the info.

    Right now I have her in the cage in my bedroom, the door is closed from the rest of the house so it's very quiet in there. I will give her an hour or so to rest and take in the sunlight, then I will go in and try to talk to her.

    I will keep you guys updated if she throws up again or has other problems.


    Thank you!
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't think pigeons eat seeds, don't they eat stuff like chicken feed? She will probably be fine.
     
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigeons can eat seeds. [​IMG]

    @Doveheart What are you feeding her? Can you post a pic? How is she doing now?
     
  6. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she doing now?
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Do you have some pics of them that you can post? [​IMG]
     
  9. Doveheart

    Doveheart Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys. update;

    The pigeon seems to not be eating or drinking. :( I handled her this afternoon and her breast bone can be felt through her chest, it's sharp. (As in, defined) So I forcefed her some little squirts of water to see if that would help, or at the very least, get some water in her system.

    I also bought two ring neck doves from the bird show that day. I've witness both eat and drink, but, one, (not sure what gender) is getting a pronounced breast bone like the pigeon too. Another thing I notice is that both doves are missing some toenails (were like that when I got them, btw) which makes it hard for them to get a grip when perching sometimes.

    I feed them a tiny bit of grit mixed in with this Finch and Canary seed feed. And fresh water each day.

    Should I be doing something differently :( I don't want the poor birds to die,..'specially by my actions.
     

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