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.
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.
Thank you very very much! 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!
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.
Да, перышки у них изумительные, такие воздушные и нежные. И теееплые! 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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.