My Princess... or My Pecker?
Good afternoon every one,
Lately things have been changing at home and I thought I would share the experience with you to have some your suggestions on the matter.
My husband and I have adopted a female feral pigeon last summer. She is about 6 months old now. About one month ago, she started the process of nest building and got ready to lay her first eggs. At that time, she became very affectionate with the both of us. She was constantly asking for cuddles and attention. She was cooing all day and following us every where until the day she layed. She then settled on her newly built nest and sat on her eggs for 18 days.
During the sitting period, my husband spent a lot of time around the bird. Much more than I did and at one point I started to notice that our little girl would not tolerate having me around but would not mind if he would be close to her. She started to fly on my head and make angry cooing and pecking at me every time I was passing close to her nest. I figured that she had taken my husband for a mate and I also thought that she was just being protective and that it would go away by the time she is done sitting on those eggs but it has not.
It makes a little more than one week since we took the eggs away from her and she will have none of me. She will always try to peck
at me if I come close to her or even charge at me like a little bull if I pass nearby her. However she really likes being with my husband. She follows him every where he goes, always demanding his attention and cuddles.
I can understand that she believes my husband to be her mate and therefore is behaving differently with him, but it is quite heart breaking to see the way she behaves with me. Is there any way I can get her to like me again? Or at least to tolerate me? She can be quite aggressive some times.
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