Wanting To Adopt A Rock Pigeon
I previously stated Eppi was a Rock Pigeon, but remember she was actually a cross breed of a Tumbler-Rock Pigeon. Our precious Tumbler-Rock Pigeon named Eppi passed on March 12, 2019. When she landed in our yard back in 2016, we knew something was wrong, because she could not fly, and kept turning her head upside down. It was a miracle she landed in our yard. We carefully caught her, and took her immediately to our aviary vet and they ran a test on her droppings and came back that Eppi had the dreaded paramyxovirus. The vet identified her as a tumbler crossed with the Rock Pigeon. They told us the virus had damaged her neurological functions to fly, and that while the virus may leave she may suffer with the damage done to her flying capability. We purchased a cage for her, and placed down soft towels, and made sure to get her beneficial foods which would help build up her immune system, plus we gave her liquid vitamins. She slowly started to recover, but could never fly again and her head had a slight tilt afterwards. We are both retired, so spending as much time with her helped us as well. She became the focal point with just the three of us. While we are still having our emotional roller-coaster from day to day, we eventually would like to adopt another Rock Pigeon. We know there are other pigeons to select from, but our interactions and love of this type of bird has made a positive impact for us. I know there are breeds of pigeons, but we only want to adopt a Tumbler-Rock Pigeon mix. We loved her booted feathers and want one that is between the ages of 8 months to 1 year old. One that has been hand held or one that may be handicapped and in need of an older loving couple. IF there is anyone who knows where we can adopt such a bird we live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. We would love the opportunity to have such a beautiful and loving type bird to love and fawn over.
Last edited by Eppi; 2nd April 2019 at 11:02 PM..
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