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  1. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Last fall I took custody of a 3-4 week old feral rock pigeon from a stupid situation and he is now a handsome healthy fella, at least I think the bird is male, based on his behavior. Bubala has made sweet love to my hand, my foot, the back of my office chair and a small stuffed chipmunk...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, everyone. TL;DR Two Rock Pigeons are growing a healthy squab on my window sill. I like the birds but the nest smells really bad and is dirty, as one would expect. The way the nest is set up, it is very possible for mites and all kind of unsanitary bacteria from the droppings or whatnot to...
  3. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I've rescued a rock pigeon from a racoon, i've gotten it to drink a little and in a warm box. He doesn't mind being held. I've got him calmed down enough to get close. Any tips? He is bleeding just a little. He is around 5 oz in weight but fully feathered.
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I just recently got a female diamond dove and at the moment I am housing her with my male rock pigeon. The pigeon is definitely much bigger and he is a bit aggressive. The dove has her flight wings and can get away from him but when she tries to fight back, to no avail, she gets pecked by the...
  5. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Hi there, I have a special needs rock pigeon, pretty purple iridescent colors. I think he's male not positive, I've only had him a week. He's feral, found him on my doorstep last Sunday with part of his wing torn off, he'll never fly again. Been taking good care of him and he seems to be...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I rescued a pigeon from the doorway of a downtown building on SW 6th and Oak. It appears to young and in good health with the exception of an injured leg which its unable to bend completely throwing off its balance. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Margo
  7. General Discussions
    I believe the pigeon we have is a Rock pigeon. Many of you have seen him/her in another one of my threads. It's still a juvenile/young bird, but weaned. All I know about pigeons, I've learned here in the last week+. Can a Rock pigeon be trained to come back to the loft I'm currently building...
  8. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    3 years ago I caught 2 pairs of wild barred rock pigeons in Lincoln city at the Oregon coast they have been breeding very well since I caught them the last 2 times they had chicks the their feet had a few feathers here and there but this time one of the chicks had full muffs and neither of the...
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have a 5 week old rockpigeon that I've raised since it was about a week old. It's eating seeds and drinking water, but still associates me with food. I'm keeping it in a large flying area with no other birds inside, although plenty of wild birds outside. I spend about an hour every day in...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello family! So... Gogo is our 1 year old female rock pigeon. She is fat, big and beautiful. Bucho is our ancient 18 year old male collared dove. He is small, demanding, yet affectionate. We put them together since Bucho seemed so lonely (after more than 13 years alone!) and he seems to love...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Found this rock pigeon baby about a week ago. Droppings turned green and watery after 3 days, quite smelly. Feeding with pronutro. Baby sometimes yawns after feeding and stretches it's neck. Missing feathers on neck and crop area. Have got Meditrich available. Should I treat it? Baby...
  12. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I would like some general advice regarding a South African Rock Pigeon which was brought to me yesterday. It had been pecked by an owl, but fell out of the tree in the process. It looks badly injured in its eye and head region only. I washed the wounds with saline solution and took it to the vet...
  13. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hey all! I posted these on a wildlife forum, figured I should post here too: "My Fiance just came home from work to discover a wood pigeon next to our door step, just sitting there looking sorry for itself. I had no difficulty picking up up, and it seems to have a broken leg (I can't detect...
  14. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    I have had a couple of pigeons roosting in a gabel near the roof of my house for the past month. They were obviously nesting since they were around a lot and there were increasing amounts of droppings in my driveway. Being the humane sort, I didn't evict them, even though I don't like...
  15. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, Sorry for this geographically-local post, but I haven't had any luck with web searching. I live in Long Island, New York and my 10-year-old autistic son and I would like to find a young rock pigeon to hand tame. (Actually I'd like maybe a fantail instead, but little Alex has his heart set...
  16. General Discussions
    Hi to all, I am new to your site, but not to the task of bird husbandry and captive breeding. As a retired wildlife biologist, I worked in the recovery of endangered wild bird species. I am now an artisan who specializes in recreating birds out of wood and I am now working on a project for a...
  17. Archive - Other Birds
    Moved to the General Posts area
  18. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Yesterday I saw new bird collecting twigs in my yard. It looked strange and bit smaller then feral pigeons. Then it fly up on the palm tree where other ferals nest. Obviously newcomer is preparing nest there. It is very shy and I can’t see him eating with others. I couldn’t spot mate too. After...
  19. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    Hi, Im new to the forum but I've given a lot of thought and i want to own a pigeon. Ive always loved the look and the demeanor of the common rock dove (aka street pigeon). anyone have one in or around connecticut that needs a home?
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