Pigeon Angels


 
RegisterFAQSearchHomeLog in
At this time Pigeon Angels forum is in an archive status. For assistance please log into Pigeon Angels Facebook by clicking the following link. Thank You https://www.facebook.com/groups/176239232007/?hc_location=stream

Share | 
 

 Beak problem and poor feather condition

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Lapalomatriste

avatar

Posts : 52
Join date : 2009-06-05
Age : 66
Location : Belgium/Spain

PostSubject: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Thu May 06, 2010 11:31 am

A friend of mine in France adopted a female pigeon to give company to her male pet pigeon.
Ella the female is in a poor condition, her feathers don't shine, they are dry and on her belly she has practically no feathers.
She had an overgrown beak that was trimmed by a vet (blood!!!), it grew back 5 mm in 10 days. confused
The beak is now also not really split, but looks like a human nail that is in bad condition, dont find the word in English.
I was thinking about a lack of vitamines...
Anybody has a clue what is wrong?
Before her adoption, she was a feral, but very close to humans, I suspect she might be someones escaped pet.
When she was caught, she had an old break of the wing and had been severely pecked by others, she was too weak to get enough in competition for food.


Here you can see her just before her adoption, she is the white one:



Thanks Myriam
Back to top Go down
http://www.lapalomatriste.org
Matilda
Special Pigeon Angel
avatar

Posts : 9198
Join date : 2009-01-11
Location : Pacific Northwest of the United States of America

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Thu May 06, 2010 12:03 pm

Myriam...do you know if she has been treated for any thing...or had a fecal exam?
I suspect there are several things going on with this sweet bird. The poor feather condition can be caused by canker, coccidia and worms as well as poor nutrition. If she was in my care, I would worm and treat for her canker and then feed her a good diet with added vitamins.

As for the beak...if she can eat, I would leave it alone. If your friend trims it at all, the trimming should be in smalll amounts so as to avoid bleeding. Over grown beak can be caused by differnt things and it could be that at one time, part of her beak broke off as a result of injury. Once that happens, the beak does tend to over grow.
Back to top Go down
AZWhitefeather
Owner/Administrator
avatar

Posts : 10863
Join date : 2009-01-11
Location : Arizona Southwestern United States

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Thu May 06, 2010 12:10 pm

What a sweet little pij. She's beautiful, despite her poor feather condition.

My best wishes to her, her mate and your friend. Circle of Love
Please keep us posted on how things go.

_________________
Cindy

A Pigeon's Prayer
Please watch over us while we fly,
Keeping us safe from the predators that share the sky.

If we become ill or injured in any way,
Please lead us to safety where we are welcome to stay.
Back to top Go down
http://www.pigeonangels.com
pigeonwriter
Special Pigeon Angel
avatar

Posts : 1374
Join date : 2009-07-25
Location : Munich/Germany

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Sat May 08, 2010 4:43 am

Oh Myriam - she looks really miserable. I hope that you friend will manage to bring her back to better conditions. Such a sweet bird!
Back to top Go down
http://www.vyala-arts.com
AZWhitefeather
Owner/Administrator
avatar

Posts : 10863
Join date : 2009-01-11
Location : Arizona Southwestern United States

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Sat May 08, 2010 3:10 pm

How are things going, Myriam?

_________________
Cindy

A Pigeon's Prayer
Please watch over us while we fly,
Keeping us safe from the predators that share the sky.

If we become ill or injured in any way,
Please lead us to safety where we are welcome to stay.
Back to top Go down
http://www.pigeonangels.com
Lapalomatriste

avatar

Posts : 52
Join date : 2009-06-05
Age : 66
Location : Belgium/Spain

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Sat May 08, 2010 4:21 pm

I advised her to treat for worms, tricho (canker), coxi and salmonella, I already sent her all meds one week ago she was going to start with de canker meds yesterday.
She had alos made an appointment with a third vet, the first one claimed she had no salomnella without checking faeces; euh?? confused , the second one discovered an old break in the wing by X ray, but did no fecal check... hope this one can tell us some more, vets in France aer awfull with pigeons, or dont know anything, or PTS them immediately Seeing red/mad
I'll keep you updated as soon as I have news myself, did not see her on msn today...
Back to top Go down
http://www.lapalomatriste.org
Matilda
Special Pigeon Angel
avatar

Posts : 9198
Join date : 2009-01-11
Location : Pacific Northwest of the United States of America

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Sat May 08, 2010 4:27 pm

Thank you Myriam. There is no reason for that bird to be PTS so I hope she wasn't convinced to do so.
Back to top Go down
AZWhitefeather
Owner/Administrator
avatar

Posts : 10863
Join date : 2009-01-11
Location : Arizona Southwestern United States

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Sat May 08, 2010 8:40 pm

Appreciate the update, Myriam. Thank You
Yes, please do keep us posted on how things are coming along.

_________________
Cindy

A Pigeon's Prayer
Please watch over us while we fly,
Keeping us safe from the predators that share the sky.

If we become ill or injured in any way,
Please lead us to safety where we are welcome to stay.
Back to top Go down
http://www.pigeonangels.com
pigeonwriter
Special Pigeon Angel
avatar

Posts : 1374
Join date : 2009-07-25
Location : Munich/Germany

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Sun May 09, 2010 10:26 am

Animal lover - he? Why are people always so quick with killing a creature? And they call themselves animal lovers. Cannot believe this...
Back to top Go down
http://www.vyala-arts.com
priya
Special Pigeon Angel
avatar

Posts : 662
Join date : 2009-10-25
Location : Bangalore, India

PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   Thu May 13, 2010 8:59 am

pigeonwriter wrote:
Animal lover - he? Why are people always so quick with killing a creature? And they call themselves animal lovers. Cannot believe this...
Agree Seeing red/mad
Myriam, she is such a sweet bird. Really hope things get better with her and your friend succeeds in getting her back to health. As Charis said, there is no reason to put her down Very sad , so hoping nothing of that sort awaits this sweet one. Will be eager to hear what happened...
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Beak problem and poor feather condition   

Back to top Go down
 
Beak problem and poor feather condition
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Pigeon Angels :: Emergency Room :: Pigeon Rescue, Suspect Injury-
Jump to: