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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by WVduckchick, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Qwerty3159

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    Unfortunately not, I haven't seen him around in quite a few days. I think he probably moved on and maybe his constant cooing was finally successful at finding him a mate.

    I went outside earlier to what looked like a warzone, this big lug managed to break off the end of one of his nails and dripped blood all throughout the loft. I cleaned it and stopped the bleeding but he managed to keep reinjuring it so I taped it up, at least until it stops bleeding.
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  2. backyard pigeons

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    congrats to you having three birds to fly soon! They are so pretty.

    very good! I hope you reach your goal, and keep it consistent. The feral is very pretty, will you allow it to breed?

    I have had this on multiple occasions, it never with a solid floor. That is why I now prefer wooden and dirt floor cages. Do you have hardware cloth anywhere on the ground of your loft?
     
  3. Qwerty3159

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    I do have it on a part of the floor and haven't had an issue yet but I discovered that he actually broke the nail climbing and flapping along the sides of the aviary trying to get out when he saw Frodo flying because there was a good deal of blood on the wire in the places he normally does it.
    Most of the time they wear them down quickly by themselves but for some reason he had a few extra long nails so I gently filed them before he could break those too.
     
  4. Serin

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    I clip Olive's nails every couple weeks, because the tops of doors and couches don't wear them down as much as cliffs or concrete ledges. She just lets me hold her and give her a lil pedicure.
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    Today it rained, and Olive spent a while looking outside the open kitchen window, and then started making bathing movements. I realized she is missing out on something pigeons like to do, cleaning themselves in the rain, so I improvised and put a dishpan in the kitchen sink with the tap running. She really enjoyed that, and took a shower. I think we'll do that for her baths from now on!

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  5. biophiliac

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    :love Make a shower with the spray attachment?
     
  6. Serin

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    Good Idea!

    Some more photos taken just now.... Olive has a big fan in little Echo, a baby budgie who I was given about a week ago. She mostly ignores the little one but Echo does everything Olive does. 0622191621b.jpg 0622191621d.jpg 0622191627a.jpg 0622191627c.jpg 0622191615b.jpg
     
  7. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    That's why the name Echo??:lol: That's got to be comical to see! I find inter-species relationships extremely interesting.
     
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    Mourning geckos, I also have a crested gecko and three tiger salamanders in other terrariums in the room.
     
  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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