(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Hello, how are you going? my name is Christina and I live in Australia. I have a beautiful white pigeon called Whitie, who is really tame. He is actually a wild bird but we made friends and we have been best mates for 3 years. I hand feed him and pat him and he even walks into the kitchen with me when I go inside.
A few weeks ago, he got a bacterial infection and the vet gave him an injection and antibiotic tablets for me to give him. He seemed to get better for a few days. He even went frolicking through the flowers after the vet gave him an injection- it must have made him feel better. But then a few days later he started to limp, and to topple over sometimes. I rang the vet and the vet said that the infection probably had gone into his kidneys.
I looked it up online and I am guessing that it is what is called gout. The next day, he went missing, and now he has been missing for 4 weeks. I am really sad. How long could a pigeon with gout live for? I don't want to give up hope of finding him. Will I keep trying to find him? I made a youtube video of how he looked when he was sick, and how he frolicked through the flowers as soon as he had seen the vet. (Video removed, it didn't work and editor will not take a chance at posting links to possible inappropriate material.) Thanks heaps for your time, I do appreciate it a lot. Kind REgards, from Christina