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PostSubject: Greasy bird   Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:57 pm

I just received a new pigeon from a rehabber. She was treated for a large wound on the breast bone. It's all healed up, but she's very greasy from the topical medication that was used. Should I just offer her some baths or should I go ahead and bathe her with Dawn? She's a nervous little thing and I don't want to stress her but her feathers are all clumped together..
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:50 am

What kind of 'greasy' stuff did the rehabber use? Something like Neosporin ointment? I've read where using that on feathers tends to 'gum' them up and hinders their flying. Neosporin cream is OK though.

I think I would opt to a nice bath, or two, or however many it takes, with Dawn. Smile

Please keep us posted on how things are coming along.

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:28 pm

I used Dawn on Fleece when he felt real grimey. It took a couple bathings to get the greasy feel and that smell to go away. He's all good now.
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:09 pm

I'm not sure what it was, some triple antibiotic ointment. I'll let you know how the bathing goes. I'll also let you know if she's a yellow or a white bird! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:42 pm

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I'll also let you know if she's a yellow or a white bird! Laughing

Do we get a before and after picture? That would make a great commercial for Dawn
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:00 am

What a great idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:32 pm

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I'll also let you know if she's a yellow or a white bird! Laughing

Do we get a before and after picture? That would make a great commercial for Dawn

Oh Yeah, love it :bounce:

How about coming up with a good advertising slogan then :)

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:27 am

Well, I had to hold off on the bath because that night the bird laid an egg!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:41 am

What an unexpected twist. :eek:
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:06 am

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Well, I had to hold off on the bath because that night the bird laid an egg!! Smile
They never cease to surprise us do they? LOL

I know I sent this message a long time ago, but it isn't here.
Must have selected preview instead of send. Oh brother

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:45 pm

Well, the bath didn't seem to do much. Disappointed She still feels greasy. She doesn't look greasy but she is LOL.

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:50 pm

I love the picture, Jen. :YAHOO:
Many thanks for sharing it with us.

You will probably need to do a few baths to get all the grease out.

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:13 pm

Shock I know I posted in this thread a little while ago and I donb't know what happened to my post. Disappointed
It will take a few more bathes to get poor little Greasy un-greasy.
That really is a cute picture. You just have to name her Greasy.[ Kind of like my Wormy!] :eek:
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:52 pm

I'll have to wait a bit to do another bath. Poor thing got stressed, she's quite a nervous bird. She looks very young to me but she must be at least 6 months since she's laid eggs right? Funny thing is, she has shown no interest in sitting on the eggs, doesn't look at them at all. But every day when I take her out of her cage and put her in a cat carrier while cleaning, she makes a big stinky hen poop! I'm hoping she pairs up with McGee, a male I have who needs a wife badly. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:55 pm

I'll bet these are her first eggs and so she may not understand.
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:18 pm

Well, after drying off completely that night, she didn't seem as greasy as I thought. Just on the keel, where the wound was. So I put her in my loft. She has access to baths every day out there. I'm still not sure if she's a white bird or a cream. She does have a few red feathers here and there. I've named her Clara. Smile

She hit it off right away with big, handsome Hans and they're now a pair and have a nest picked out! Thrilled
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:47 am

Many thanks for the update.
I'm glad to hear Clara is doing so well. :YAHOO:

Any change of posting an updated photo? Perhaps one with her and Hans. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:46 am

Sounds like she's a keeper. Smile

Quite the match make, Jen... you cleaned her up...gave her a lovely namer...and found her a mate.

Great job! YOU rock
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:15 pm

Fancyfeathers wrote:


BTW: I love your avatar.

Thanks! Happy Many people like to name their lofts so I named mine Lost and Found Loft. That's because most of my birds were lost domestic pigeons whose owners couldn't be found, or the owners didn't want them back.

Here's a pic of Hans and Clara. Hans was lost on his first race last year and his owner was happy to let him stay here. The picture doesn't do him justice, he's so broad between the shoulders he looks like a foot ball player! He has this upside down pear shape going on. Laughing


Here's a nice one of Hans.

Clara had the first egg today and Hans stood guard over it all day long LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:24 pm

They are quite the striking couple.
Lost and Found loft...I like that name.
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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:41 pm

Thank You for sharing Hans and clara with us, Jen.
They are both stunning pijjies. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:02 pm

I thought I'd post an updated picture of Clara, now molted out and nice and white. Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:26 pm



WOW...Clara is gorgeous. Pigeon angel


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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:02 pm

Thanks for the updated photo, Jen. Clara looks spectacular.
You've done a wonderful job with her.

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PostSubject: Re: Greasy bird   Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:44 pm

Happy You are so handsome Hans! I see why Clara fell in love.

Clara is lucky to have Hans and Jenaka for bringing them together.

They are a beautiful pair! Happy
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