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pigeon red mite

Dealing with Red Mite

Red Mites live in the cracks and crevices all around the pigeon loft. They only move on to pigeons for the duration of the evening to suck blood. These mites can easily go undetected during the day. Hefty infestations can cause anaemia and might even result in...

coccidiosis in pigeons

Coccidiosis in Pigeons

Coccidiosis is highly infectious and quite a common illness that infects the intestines of birds. It usually exists to some degree in all pigeons, but most adult birds produce sufficient immunity to the disease to continue to be healthy. Symptoms Signs of a C...

paramyxovirus in pigeons

Paramyxovirus

Paramyxovirus in pigeons is very serious and has been known to wipe-out entire lofts. Sick birds c...

Salmonella and Paratyphoid

Salmonella is the causative/pathogen agent and paratyphoid is the outcome. Salmonella are gram negat...

sour crop

Sour Crop in Pigeons

(Credit: Gretchen E Kaufman) Sour crop in pigeons (candida/thrush) can be quite common and is usua...

Canker in Pigeons

Trichomoniasis or Canker (as it’s known in pigeons) is quite widespread in the pigeon world, e...