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Rock Dove Rock Dove is offline
Posted 9th August 2003, 05:24 PM
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How long will "my" feral pigeon's life expectancy be?


Hi, It's me again. I wanted to know how long my feral flock might live? I heard that most feral pigeons only live a few years because of bad conditions while pets can live up to 20 years.

However, I don't know if my feral flock pigeons will be able to live as long as a pet.

Technically the whole flock is wild and the pigeons aren't really "my" birds.

However the reckognize me,the same flock comes to my yard and garden, I feed them, they also eat from bird feeder in my yard. I put out water for them to drink and bathe, and they live somewhere in my neighbourhood (don't know exactly which house or building they nest in and sleep, but i thinks its very close to my house).

So anyways they aren't really my pets but I treat them well, will they live as long as pets?

Also, by the way is there any way of determining how old an adult pigeon is? I don't know the age of the birds in my flock because when I first got to know them, they were already grown to full size.

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Posted 9th August 2003, 06:37 PM
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Your pigeons will live a good life if you offer them food and they are in a nice area

As for determining the right age of a full grown adult pigeon I think that is really not possible.. You can tell a young adult from it's behaviour but it's not easy in an adult pigeon unless you may have a really old pigeon that might look abit tired..

If I knew I would love to know how old my Dotty is.. Pearl has a band so I know she is a year old bird and another way to tell was when she laid her eggs for the first time (That means she is young )

Mary

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Posted 12th August 2003, 09:53 PM
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I heard that a feral pigeon's life on the streets - in the city - is about 4 years. Don't know about the country birds, but have heard that the "House Pidgies" can live up to 30 years since they are basically protected from the elliments and preditors. DC
 

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