sick pigeon

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chinbunny1, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems that my female hungarian house pigeon is a bit under the weather today. her appetite seems good. She's got acess to grit, and oyster shell. Yet she seems to have lost a bit of weight, and has some trouble getting ip. And also has some trouble getting up onto her roost. I am going to isolate her, and give her some tums. She hasn't laid any eggs yet, and doesn't seem to be egg bound. No respiratory infections, ruffled feathers, bumble foot, or any other signs of infections. would it be wise to give her a bit of baytril or terramyacin if she doesn't improve? I did notice a bit of 'water' around her vent area.

    Any suggestions on how to make her feel better would be apprecaited.

    The only other thing i can figure is that the male she is with may be pushing her away from her food a bit. Cause he loves to waste it.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Open her beak, and check for canker will look like cheese, lot of pigeon get it then cant eat.
     
  3. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill check. But she's eating fine.
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    When was the last time she was wormed?
     
  5. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't been wormed since I got her. I didn't know you could worm them. If its worms can you use ivermec? Cause I do have some horse paste that I give the rabbits.
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I use wazine, but I don't see why that wouldn't work. Try that and see if you get any results.
     
  7. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I know what the problem was. She did lay an egg just after i checked on her. And was still wobbly, but feeling a bit better. So may be some calcium issues going on with her. Gave her some tums for it. She wasn't very happy with me. lol.

    She's a beautiful bird(brown and white), and her mate is a handsome boy (has coloring similar to the grey homers). So hopefully we'll be seeing some baby house pigeons around here soon.

    Ill try the wazine to be on the safe side. Would it be wise to worm them while they nesting?
     

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