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Re: Shaking ringneck dove

Posted by MKay on 2/08/06
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    On 2/08/06, Rowena wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > I've got a 3 or 4 month old ringneck dove with the
    > She's not shaking so hard she can't perch but constantly
    > quivers, almost like she's cold. She's eating and
    > fine. Heat lamp not seeming to do any good. Her 2
    > siblings are not showing any symptoms. Put her on extra
    > calcium and that seemed to help a little but still
    > She's an owner surrender, so I have no past history on
    > her. Had her on a 7 day antiobiotic routine, still
    > nothing. Any ideas anybody? Thanks.

    I wonder if this is stress, or fear? We brought ome a
    ringneck that was terrified, plucked by other birds, shaking
    miserably, but all tests clean. He was in our home for a
    few weeks, but we have a busy home and he was never finding
    peace. He would thrash whenever someone came by. I found a
    very quiet home for him, and they did a wonderful job with
    him. I've lost contact with them in this past year, but
    last I heard, he was well-adjusted and the best buddy to his
    owner, the teenage boy.