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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, looking for some advice here. I have noticed the pigeons outside have been harassing some of the fledgling birds. I have tried to save 2 of them, but they both perished. I now have another fledgling that 2 other birds keep puffing up and growling at and jumping on it's back. I take this...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello everybody, first time here! I need expert advise on something. I adopted a male pigeon from my local shelter last February. At the shelter I was told they had him since he was a baby, they hand fed him and they weren't sure about his actual age but not above 1 year old. He is white homing...
  3. General Discussions
    Hi again! Rex is bonded to me now (I think) and really settling in, but I was curious about some of her behavior since I'm new to pigeon body language. Before when I first got her she was exploring and sitting with me at my desk, and a couple days ago I made her a nest out of a t-shirt since...
  4. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Around 4 days ago i found a feral pigeon while on a walk with my dog tucked at a corner. It is not able to fly and seem to be always leaning on its injured/droopy wing. I've brought it home and checked but can't seem to find any injuries under its wings. Sometimes its able to walk normally but...
  5. General Discussions
    I recently got two pair of pigeons and have some questions. The pigeons are utility king, which I read make great pet as they have a calm attitude. I currently keep them in a 4x4 loft with some perches. I've had them 2 weeks, when can I let them out without worrying about them flying away? I...
  6. General Discussions
    Hello! I have a one year old "feral" pigeon that I rescued from a barn cat as a fledgling named Brady. Up until Brady was around 6 months old he was incredibly affectionate towards me, spending a lot of time preening my fingers and generally being sweet on me. However as he has aged he has...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, we've had Angie, a female King Pigeon for about three years, after we found her in a park. At first Angie bonded with me and ignored my wife, then after we went away for a long weekend, we came back and I found she was biting me, and started following around my wife … I assume then that...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all! Back in late June, I rescued an abandoned 5 day old male squab which I hand fed with syringe etc. All was well until around September when he started maturing (teenaging) which resulted in a terrible change of behavior shifting from a very loving and "always happy to be near me pet" to...
  9. General Discussions
    Many of you who frequent this forum have heard me mention my 'mean german owl'. He lost his mate a few months ago and has become so aggressive he has to live by himself. I tried to pair him with a female but they didnt show much interest in eachother. Today he trapped in with my other birds...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Ok I posted before when I first found my baby wild pigeon. Raised to "her"? To full adult hood. She is released daily sometimes flies off but always returns home before dark. So one day I was buying food at our local pigeon guy and was talking to him about getting her a friend/mate. He said he...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello everyone. I am new here and a first time "dove" owner. Actually, they are the first pet birds I ever owned! Someone had dumped them off at the front door of a local animal shelter in the middle of the night where a friend of mine was volunteering. No one at the shelter really knew their...
  12. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone, I have a pet male pigeon, and i love him to bits, but he's increadibly aggressive. . I recently tried to introduce my young wood pigeon to his aviary- but he just attacks her and pulls out her feathers. Will he get used to her and stop or will this just carry on? I dont know what...
  13. General Discussions
    Are pigeons naturally aggressive? My pigeon bites me when I try to feed him could I fix this?Would being assertive but gentle help?
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We took in our homing pigeon after it was attacked by a hawk and survived by getting trapped between a fence and a statue. She is fearful of returning outdoors, and has been in a 3X5X4 foot cage in our bedroom, which she refuses to leave. She has been in this cage for the past six months, and...
  15. General Discussions
    My apologies I have not posted in about 6 months since we rescued and adopted Andi. I have a situation that has been escalating with his behavior and need counseling. First, on Andi's progress: He's been seen by a vet and was told that he's chest muscle are not strong...can feel his sternum and...
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