I have been caring for a white pigeon
, that turned up in our neighborhood for over a month now. He/she was hanging out in a front yard across the street. I was able to catch him/her and tend to it's wing which appeared abcessed from some sort of injury to the top portion. It is able to fly inspite the fact that it holds the injured wing
lower than the other. The wound is now healed, and the pigeon is quite content sitting on a cinder block underneath my redwoods, in filtered sunlight in my backyard. It is tolerant of my menagerie consisting of 2 dogs, 2 cats, a banty rooster, and dwarf rabbit.
It will allow me to pick up, but as of late there is much more "growling" and pecking (which is amusing) than there was initially. When I do what I call holding therapy, petting, kissing, etc...he/she seems to enjoy it.
Just wondering if there is a way to determine sex and approximate age??? I feel as though it was somewhat domisticated, (even though there was no band), because prior to my catching, it kept going into my neighbors' backyards and garages. Any thoughts and information woud be greatly appreciated!!!