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  1. General Discussions
    We have wild pigeons that come visit us every day. We give them a few seeds from time to time. In the video, I am asking about the one at the bottom. As far as I know it's a male, he has been coming for a couple of years, the other is a female. It seems they are together since this summer /...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi I live in a high rise in California with a pair of cockatiels. The pet store around the corner had a pair of pure white doves in deplorable conditions. They were shoved in a filthy cage that was so small the male's tale was completely frayed and broken off. I was even more concerned about the...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a young pigeon that is a little over a month old. She (or he) is a bit peckish and bites us all the time. She doesn't seem to tame, and even the offer of food doesn't help. She keeps inside of her cage all the time, and won't come out on her own. When she is taken out her only focus is...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello to you all Our pigeon has been exhibiting some unusual behaviors lately and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what is possibly going on. We are first time bird people, no real experience with birds of any kind, so any help would be greatly appreciated. The story of...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey guys, We have a white-winged fledgling dove named Norman. (pics below). He came to us by accident and we're trying to do the best we can. I'm just looking for experienced opinions - I know it's hard to tell from an online post what's really normal or not. I'm estimating he's about 14-16...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We still have DeeDee, our ringneck dove, and he is 6 years old now. We kindo f "inherited" a tiny whitewing, which we hand fed. We HOPED they would get along, but so far all they do is fight. The Whitewing (Punkin') is now about a year old. At first, DeeDee picked on Punkin', and now they...
  7. Training and Behavior
    I have for almost half a month now, a pigeon who have had been injured a long time ago and that I found in a parc unable to fly (probably hit by a bicycle unable to take off on time) , so he’s basically wild but used to humans- he doesn’t want me to touch him but eats and drink in front of me...
  8. Training and Behavior
    Hey, Im a newbie to pigeons, I've decided I would like to bring one into our home but i'm still researching the details... What sex should I get? And what breed? So, I'm looking for a companion pigeon and would love for them to want to hang out with me during activities and even on the couch...
  9. General Discussions
    So I found this pigeon on Friday night, hugging the facades along a busy street on the sidewalk, while all other pigeons had gone to roost already. Didn't even try to fly. Grabbed it and took it home. It's in my improvised ICU, a heating pad providing warmth as of yesterday, which clearly helps...
  10. General Discussions
    Its been a while since I posted on this forum after getting my rescue pigeon. what I'm curious about is her habits. I let her free roam and even sleep outside her cage and she makes it her business to sleep near my feet or general leg area. is this normal? She also does male displays, sounds...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all! I just wanted to see what your thoughts were on my pigeon Fergus's behavior. (It's not problematic at all, in fact it's very cute and I'm just curious.) I have a large dog and two cats. None of them are very interested in Fergus himself (although he is NEVER unsupervised outside of...
  12. Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am not currently a pidge mom (though it's in the works), and I'm wondering if anyone knows of any training or tricks to help pigeons/doves bond with their person. I'm also meaning general training - can you train them to step up or step down from your hand on command? Can you train them...
  13. General Discussions
    I've watched a pigeon couple make their nest on an A/C surrounded by metal bars across the courtyard from me in NYC. Baby hatched, fledged. All OK there. BUT NOW, I see the lone fledgling (only one egg was viable) spends all day ALONE on a window sill a floor down, around the corner from the...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi! We rescued a 3-week old pigeon from a kestrel. Now she is 8 weeks old (we are not sure of gender though). We experimented with a soft-release this past week, but after her first night outside, she started coming back every evening and wanting to be inside at night. We are happy to keep...
  15. General Discussions
    hello, im bit tensed with one of my pegion .she almost 4 month old. the prob with her is-she always copies other pegions from the very first day she could move. she eats if others eat, walks if other walks, pecks if others do pecks at things and so on. i dont know what to do with her. she acts...
  16. General Discussions
    A feral baby was almost 25 days old. Not at all weaned but started to take small flights in our veranda. He was willing to follow his father who would come daily to feed him and to stay with him at night. Yesterday around 4 p.m he followed his father outside and was basking in the sun for long...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So I have indian and english fantails. For a few weeks ago one of my almond indian fantail cock suddenly behaved very strange. I was going to feed them in the morning and he was walking in front of me, but he didn't go fast. Then suddenly he fell and spread out his wings in front of him like...
  18. 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...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I think my pet pigeon may be sick, but I can't tell. Of course, if he is I will take him in to the vet right away. But he has no physical symptoms, only behavioral changes. He's 6 years old and has always been a pet pigeon. He lives with two other pet pigeons. He's always been very...
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've understood for a long time that a variety of animals use seismic communication to determine anything from a water source to the estimated size and presumed threat level of a predator. I also have come to learn that when animals engage in this type of communication, rather than observation...
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