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Old 05-28-2017, 03:14 PM
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Outdoors creatures are almost always carrying internal parasites. They are not confined in an area where they are always in contact with their feces, dander or other biological debris, so they do not usually overload, and that is what causes issues in captive animals.

Most wild animals also usually have something they eat or do to occasionally drop the parasite loads before they hit critical mass.

Snakes shed to drop mites , bears hibernate which helps kill off their huge tapeworms, some birds use ants, turtles and sharks use cleaner fish,etc.

This is a great thing you are doing but please be incredibly careful for your own safety as pigeons carry several extremely nasty zoonotic diseases that could have you in the hospital.
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A video of the pigeons story so far...
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Thanks for the video update!

What a change that has been made over the short time you have had this pigeon.

And a much larger Thank-You, for taking this Pigeon and providing it care!
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Sweet video
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Just watched the video and the foot is recovering so, so, so well! Keep it up!
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UPDATE:
The pigeon is healing up, but doesn't have any real gripping ability. One toe is pretty much perfect. At present, the back toe is located at the side of the foot, and the middle toes are a bit wonky and lie on their sides. She seems to be able to stand on it fine and has even been sleeping perched on just the bad foot! So that's all good.

Here's a foot 'before and after'


BEFORE


AFTER

I've moved her in with my flock at the moment. Previously she'd been in a location where she could hear them this whole time, so she is already kind of familiar with them. She seems to be spending most of her time with my youngest male (Ducky).


Maybe she'll stay part of my flock...
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What a wonderful improvement in all regards! The overall shape and coloration is testimony to the support care you have provided her. Congrats! Job well done!
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That's great news! You did such a good job with the foot. She even made a new friend . I hope you keep her.

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