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  1. General Discussions
    I have a small pigeon coop (kit box style) with 5 white homers. They are just kept as pets and for flying (as I love seeing the white birds flying in the sky around my home). I am having a big problem with the dominant male bird seriously bullying the other birds to the point he in constantly...
  2. General Discussions
    I bought 5 frillbacks a few months ago. I'm a bit puzzled by their behaviour and I'd like some guesses/opinions on what is going on here! In the loft are 4 nest boxes with a nest-front-gated shelf each (like racers use), 2 really big open-plan shelves and 3 v-perches. In addition to the...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone! I've had my ringneck dove Clementine for about 3 years now. I always had the intention to get her a companion but whenever I looked online, there were hardly ever any singles up for adoption in my area. Since I've been busier than usual lately and I'm afraid of her getting lonely...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So, around August I obtained a 2 week old racer squab who we named Marble. I was hoping for a girl, my last pigeon was male (poor boy died of cancer too soon), and I really didn't want to have to worry too much about the aggression a male pigeon displayed. Low and behold, Marble is currently a...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey guys, I posted here a while back that I had adopted a female ringneck dove. She was kept alone for many years at her previous home, but it became obvious once I had her that she was lonely. Between her cooing, trying to be friends with my budgies, and what I read here about doves, I...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I am new to pigeon ownership and could really use some advice. Quick backstory: I ended up with an unreleasable, feral male (I think) pigeon about three months ago and just got him a female (so I am told) king pigeon as a companion. I let my feral pigeon out on the patio daily and he...
  7. General Discussions
    I have a rescue pigeon (Birmingham roller) that was surrendered and has been with the rescuer for 2 years as nobody wanted him. He is either aggressive or just loves to play rough. The previous carer did say 'he loves a wrestle' so I am figuring this behaviour is now entrenched in PerCy and is...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! A few months ago I had a male Diamond dove, Sir.CoosALot. He was very noisy and on the advice of Tailfeathers, I got him a cute girlfriend. I introduced them slowly, they got on beautifully! On Christmas day she laid an egg, [ then another after. ] After laying, they ignored the eggs...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi I recently (last January) rescued an adult pigeon with a broken wing. It healed successfully with veterinary help however the pigeon (Tornado) cannot fly. That is fine, he lives with me and my other doves and seems happy otherwise. My issue is that just recently (as his wing still droops a...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've been getting to know my two new pigeons by speaking to them or singing through the bars of their cage. I am not sure of the sex of either of them, though I suspect at least one (the older one) is male. I'm getting them DNA'd next week. This evening I was singing a song with a lot of "oo"...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    My pet pigeon has been acting increasingly aggressive. I'm not sure what to do. I think that he started doing this because he was jealous of my phone. He would come over and peck the phone and my hands whenever I messed with my phone, instead of paying attention to him. He started getting more...
  12. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    My zebra dove has been aggressive towards me, not my husband and not my son, just me. I nursed him from a one week old, featherless, baby. He/She likes to peck on me and chases my feet when walking around. He also makes odd noises and flaring of his/her wings. I have tried to look up why this...
  13. Training and Behavior
    I got a pigeon from a local bird store by happenstance, I was there to buy supplies for my parrot and on the counter at check out there was a sign that read "free pigeon needs to be hand fed". Turns out the baby accidentally got mixed in with the adult pigeons and they won't keep and raise...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello everyone, I had a question. So my dove, which I know is a male has this territorial aggression problem and I was wondering if there's anyway to fix that. Would I have to stay near his cage for him to get used to me? Feed him by hand? Anything like that? He's okay in other places around the...
  15. General Discussions
    My pij, named Captain, has started to become more aggressive over time. I have had him since he was a squeaker, and he was super affectionate as a baby. I don't know if his behavior is aggression/territorial,playing, or courtship behavior. He has a pillow that is "his", and when he is on that...
  16. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    When I first got my pigeon he was kind and sweet, letting me pet him and come near him. Now that he has reached about three months old (give or take) he has suddenly gone from cute and timid to aggressive and "bitey." He puffs up and coos in circles when I get near him and if a hand approaches...
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I apologize if this is in the wrong category... Last year I rescued 2 baby pigeons and 2 eggs(Eggs didn't survive with foster doves I burrowed). My uncle had crushed and thrown out countless others from this pair of breeding wild doves in his workshop(poop screwed up some some of his tools)...
  18. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have recently adopted 5 different pigeons. Four of them are fancy pigeons that I got 1 at a time and the fifth is a white racing homer that I adopted from a local animal shelter. They are all male. I dont' know anything about his history. I have a big tall cage that I kept them all in with...
  19. General Discussions
    I have two rescues pigeons. They are cagemates. Both fledgling, the older ones squeak changed into a coo about 2 weeks ago, the younger bigger one is still a squeak face. The two are not related, and got on famously, the older one Is very sweet and tender with both the baby and myself. I noticed...
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey! As some of you guys know I've got a pair of young pigeons and I've been having problems on having them get along with one another at times...I have also noticed after giving them a bath when she has either laid or is about to lay causes them to be at odds with one another. They will be all...
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