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Glaphyra by el-ruben Glaphyra by el-ruben
This is Glaphyra, she has Newcastle disease - [link] . I found her in our front garden a week ago, took her home, and try to treat her. She is such a wonderful and smart bird... I do hope she's going to be fine (I can see positive dynamics!), but perhaps she'll be a domestic pigeon because this disease seriously damages the cerebellum, and such birds suffer from bad motor coordination and sometimes can't live normal life in their natural environment. My Glasha (short name of Glaphyra) can't fly, and has some nervous symptoms (twisted head, circling, polydipsia). I shudder to think that she would be already dead if she'd stay in the street... She is my little wonder. :heart:

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angelskissme Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
That sounds like what my pigeon had. she couldn't fly, would go in circles so bad some days she would throw up. She was a wild pigeon turned tame. My brother found her on the roof of his work place. So I had always thought that she broke her wing and hit her head on something. I never thought she had a sickness. It wouldn't happen that often. But now I feel awful about it.
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very tricky disease... Some pigeons get a full recovery, some don't. Glaphyra was a lucky one. Don't be sorry - if you knew how to treat this you would do your best, I'm sure. :hug:
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ChristineIsDEAD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Hope she will be totally fine at last! Thanks for saving her!
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very very much! :hug: I'm sure she appreciates your kind message, and I know that good wishes from people help her greatly, for we all are connected somehow... Now when I look at her I almost forget she is sick because she acts like a quite healthy bird (except that she still flies badly, but we try hard :)). Thank you again! :heart:
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ChristineIsDEAD Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Good to hear she is much healthier now. My pleasure! :hug:
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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0-Vla-0 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Пушистая :) Гулям очень нравится, когда их гладят против перьев по голове и шее. Это и птичке приятно (если уже привыкла к хозяину и не смущается, то начинает ласково квохтать в ответ), и хозяину отличная возможность ощутить нежность голубиных пёрышек.
А вот другие части тела против перьев лучше не гладить, гулям это не нравится. Хотя некоторые позволяют так гладить зобик и животик.
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Да, перышки у них изумительные, такие воздушные и нежные. И теееплые! :love: Эта дамочка весьма одобряет почесоны. :) И зобик дает почухать. А ведь всего у нас с 23-го мая, и такая ручная. Скорее всего останется жить дома. Эта болячка такая коварная, может вернуться, надо поддерживать здоровье... А на улице - какие у них там условия? Помоечное питание, вода с бензином из луж, голод, холод, опасности кругом. 2 года вольной жизни при таких условиях, а то и меньше, вместо 15-20.

Гурчит она обычно по ночам, иногда днем, когда внимания хочет. Я сначала усомнилась, а "она" ли она, но ведь визуально и по поведению - вполне себе милая и тактичная самочка. Потом прочла, что голубки тоже вокализируют. :)
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studio-emi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
She is so beautiful! I hope she is still doing well, you are a wonderful person :hug:
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, my dear friend! :heart:
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WingedEvanessence Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Photographer
She is gorgeous and quite visibly feminine, which is what I love about pigeons - that you can see their gender in their eyes and faces.

Glaphyra - is that a Russian name? Is there a meaning behind it's beauty?
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely agree with you. I always define city pigeons as "he" or "she" while other people ask me, "How do you know that?" I don't know how, I just know. I think after some time of observation this comes easily and intuitively from the first sight, even without waiting for their gender behavior.

Originally Glaphyra is a Greek name (many names that are considered as Russian are actually Greek), but Glasha is a Russian shortened form of it. Glaphyra means graceful, elegant, refined. :)

And thank you very much! :rose:
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WingedEvanessence Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Photographer
You are welcome :)
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
You are truly a kind and generous person my friend...
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I suppose I'm not that good in general. :) And birds... they are special to me.
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SilverFinch Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree; it angers me that oter people see pigeons as pests. I, for one, love pigeons, and it makes me so happy that someone would dedicate so much to care for a bird like that.
And I envy you, getting to care for this cute of a bird!
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el-ruben Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your words, it's good to know that we think alike. Here in Vladivostok no vet wants to deal with pigeons, they call them pests and flying rats... Of course there is nothing like that, it's only people's personal enmity towards pigeons (some hateful people even poison them). But for me, it's an honor to take care of this wild and gorgeous bird. Now she's definitely feeling better with each passing day, I'm so happy for her... Thanks again! :hug:
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a gorgeous and wondrous little pigeon. She's absolutely breath-taking with her pretty face and hopeful eyes. You're such a kind person for taking care of her, so many people see city pigeons as pests and rats, but you clearly don't. Good luck with her :)
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much. I'm sure I was lucky to have found her, and now she brings me so much joy when I see her feeling better each day. Pigeons are amazing birds, so trustful, though people often hurt them and bring them harm... Now Glasha is part of our family, and I tell her that everything's going to be OK. I highly appreciate your support. :heart:
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and I'm very glad to hear she's doing well :)
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