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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi! I'm new here and I just adopted (well bought really) a young white pigeon. I had a cage and food and had read lots of things on Google and thought about it for months, but it's been approximately one hour since I brought him home and I'm already worried sick (which might be a record). The...
  2. Training and Behavior
    Hi there, I've posted a few times before on this subject, but I feel like I'm just not making as much progress as I would have liked to by now. I know these things take time and I'm willing to take as long as it requires, but I'd really appreciate if people could come forward with advice, or...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, A first time dove owner and I'm having difficulties getting my bird to eat grit. I've tried different kinds, had it in its own bowl, sprinkled some in his food (which he would just pick around) and trying to mix it in with his treats. For some reason he will not eat grit. Is there...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello there! I've been a big fan of pigeons for awhile- I like birds but most of the time they're either WAY too needy (parrots) or just too flighty. Pigeons are so underrated and GORGEOUS birds. We recently got our first chickens this year as well (about in april) and while I love them and have...
  5. 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...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I've been lurking here for a while and thinking about getting a pair of pigeons. I want to be completely ready before I get anything so please let me know if I'm forgetting anything. I likely won't be considering anything until after July. Is there a particular season that's good to...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi there! I just rescued a white pigeon from my local shelter. I was informed he was confiscated from a hoarding case, and was left alone for who knows how long when the owner passed...and was kept in an exceptionally small cage. I'm unsure of gender, but I'm going with male for the time being...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello all, Just joined the forums and although I have a lot of questions, many are being answered just by reading what's here. What a wonderful place! I have been pals with Cosmo for about four months now. He's an all-white ring necked dove with black eyes. I'm assuming he is male because the...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone! I'm new here, and a newish pigeon owner. I acquired Fergus, a feral pigeon, at the end of June 2016. I work at a veterinary clinic where a wild bird rehab is also run, and he was brought in by a kind man who found Fergus with a broken wing (someone shot him... :mad: he also has a...
  10. General Discussions
    Outside of my office, a couple of pigeons lived and raised several cycles of new pigeons. One week before the expected hatching of 2 eggs, the pigeons disappeared. All birds in the area disappeared. It might have been the scorching heat? Lack of water? Not sure. The nest has sat with the 2...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi Everyone. On Saturday a friend asked me to adopt an Indian Fantail Pigeon that was in need of a home. The owners were old and the gentleman was going blind and couldn't care for it anymore. I know it's 7yrs old, he was just referred to as 'bird ' I'm assuming it's male due to its size (I've...
  12. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all! I'm just about ready to look to adopt a pigeon. However, I have some questions. I'm not the most "bird savvy" person, I like them but don't know much about them. I owned a couple budgies and cockateils when I was younger, but that's about it. So, I bought two cages for the pigeon(s) I...
  13. General Discussions
    Hi all. I just joined the forum. My wife and I adopted a lost white racing pigeon that was freezing to death in a snowstorm at my work. She was so cold that she only had enough energy to flutter away from me briefly before I was able to get ahold of her and bring her inside (in a box). Being...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! First time poster here. I've wanted a pigeon for quite a while, especially after I rescued a collared dove from a dog attack last November (he was successfully released this March). Since then I was on the look out for pigeons to adopt. Well living in the Rio Grande Valley (deep south...
  15. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Paloma Rainbow's been home with her new family over a week now. She's already growing up so much. She came home with patches of spikey pinfeathers, but after lots of preening she is soft and fluffy everywhere now. Her color is morphing a bit as her new feathers come in so that her head and...
  16. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Becoming a Dove Mama - UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! :) Hi, I'm Amani, and have been obsessively researching doves as pets (looove this site, have been logging a lot of hours here when I should be working...). Just got the message that the ringneck dove a local breeder has been weaning (it had trouble...
  17. General Discussions
    Hi! I want to start by saying that I'm super new to the pigeon world so any info is greatly appreciated. About 8 months ago our male King pigeon, Mr. White, adopted us by literally flying into my dad's arms. We were not looking to have another pet, but Mr. White insisted by staying around. We...
  18. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Last year I had planned to get a companion pigeon/dove but was unable to at the time. Now that I am able to, I've been doing my research (binge reading). So I'm planning to have her cage in my room as it's the safest (and quietest) place in the home that still gets sunlight. I have a large...
  19. General Discussions
    Ok, so I don't have a bird yet, but I'm in my homework stage. I'm trying to put together a list of things to get for basic pigeon care. Since I didn't see a section for that I figured I'd ask. (sorry if I just missed it, there is a bit of stuff to sift through) As most people here already have...
  20. Loft Designs
    I am planning to build a pigeon house but i don't know what to do about winter... Do i move the birds inside the house during winter or keep them outside in the loft? Also what do i do about squirrels and raccoon's, do they eat the pigeons or harm them? Is there any loft design u can recommend...
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