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  1. General Discussions
    Hi! I have a pet pigeon that lives outside. I had originally hoped he/she would find a wild pigeon to befriend but it seems I've only got doves in my area. I would like to adopt a friend for him/her but I have no idea if my pigeon is male or female. Does it matter? Will male/male and...
  2. General Discussions
    I just got my pigeon, a Lucerne gold collar that just fledged only a week ago. I'm a student, so I leave her alone for hours at a time with a mirror and toys. However, I got her to eat out of my hand, as well as hold her and pet her (albeit she did refuse to go near me after that). I let her...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So I went to get myself a pet pigeon (9 months old) and he's really scared of me. He lets me pick him up but occasionally backs away and sometimes he starts trembling (I approach him slowly, of course). Whenever I let him out of the cage he flies towards the glass screen in my house as if he...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I recently lost my companion bird, a rescued Eurasian collared dove, to a herpesvirus infection. I miss her tremendously as we shared a close bond and as I will not be able to acquire another of the species (unless someone places another nestling on my doorstep!), I'd like to try finding a...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello again! I'm in a bit of a pickle with my two doves, Curie (M) and El (F) who have been neighbours for a while now, living in separate cages in our living space. As many of you may already know from my previous posts, I got El as a companion for Curie, but as they didn't hit it off, they...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've heard it all, and none of it adds up: Pick up your pigeon and pet them to get them used to your hands. Don't pick up your pigeon until they're ready or they'll never trust you. Let your pigeon bite your hand. Don't let your pigeon bite your hand. I want to hear all of y'all's stances on...
  7. 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...
  8. Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have a question for all you experienced dove owners out there. It's probably one you have heard a lot, but the situation I have is a bit specific and I haven't really found a 'clear' answer. One year ago, I purchased a young male wildtype ringneck dove named Milo. He was...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I'm at a loss. I can't get a 2nd pigeon (I'm disabled, and only managing to keep him right now because he's my registered ESA). He's a rescue from a dove release, shelters couldn't take or would euthanize, so it wasn't an impulse adoption. I feel really guilty. It's been almost a year, he's the...
  10. General Discussions
    Hello again, I'm the newer owner of a 1 year old male lahore pigeon named Sinatra. I posted a thread two days after I got him, and I got good advice. I have more questions! I am looking for ALL the information I can possibly get on pigeon body language. I'm trying to get him to bond to...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi, i have my ringneck male dove about six years. And i thought to buy a female dove for him. But i am concerned will he accept her because he is very bonded to me. Thanks.
  12. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, I rescued an adult white homing pigeon (unknown age, but very healthy and active) about 7 months ago. He was a survivor of a dove release nearby, local orgs told me either keep him or they'd euthanize him, so now he's my pet but I'm not in a situation to adopt a mate for him. Sex unknown...
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've been keeping a pigeon for a friend of mine while she's out of town for the summer and I've had him for a month. He started out biting me all the time, but just recently he decided to be friends with me. Well, yesterday he started trying to gather nesting material, and today he started...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I was hoping you could give me some insight on what is going on with my pigeon. He is losing the feathers on his back and under his wings. A week ago under one wing there was a wound that looked scabbed over, but now it looks to be gone. He had not had grit for a while but he is back on...
  15. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    A couple months ago I adopted a pigeon from another user on here that desperately needed a new home. I'm pleased to say she's healthy and happy. I was well aware of what I was getting into but the first couple weeks were tough since I got her into a vet as quick as possible since she'd never had...
  16. General Discussions
    I got a pigeon =). He is a king pigeon(utility) type. He eats from my hand and doesn't mind being petted sometimes. But he doesn't like being picked up and gets scared. Can some give me some tips on to bond with him and how to make him more confident ? Thank you =).
  17. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    For future reference, is there anyone that sells pigeons and doves at a young age so you can easily tame them and bond with them? I haven't had any luck finding any breeders. I don't mind having them shipped so they don't need to be within driving distance. I'm guessing my best bet will be to...
  18. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi there. Two things. Ate there any good info on indoor pigeons put there? Also, I am rescuing another pigeon. How should I go about this so my bird doesn't get sick and any tips on bonding? I'm sprta new to the bird world. Haha. Just happened a almost a year ago when I rescued an orphaned...
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've been working with our recently rescued homing pigeon, "Bon Bon", for the past few weeks to "tame" him. Even though we live in the desert, it does get a bit chilly at night this time of year, and because he's a solitary fellow, we've been putting him into a small travel cage and bringing him...
  20. General Discussions
    I have a feral pigeon who for some unknown reason has decided I belong to him. It has no leg band and seems to be healthy and all. It was across the street from my work, and I stopped there to unload some stuff from my truck. It was looking at me and I spoke to it. Then I went across the street...
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