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  1. General Discussions
    Hello. I have recently had a pigeon come to my balcony several times. He seems very tame as I feed him almost regularly. But I was wondering, is it possible to tame a wild/feral pigeon so they can sit in the palm of your hand? And if yes, how?
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    this is sort of a weird question, but i can only find topics about care. i adopted a 12 week old cock two days ago, he was hand raised and handled frequently so he is quite tame, but reasonably anxious about being in a new place with someone he's never met. my question is: how long have people...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I found Bertie outside of my office building about a month ago. Long story short he had a 2018 band and I was able to contact the owner and he wasn't being raced at the time but somehow got lost and flew 30miles from home into Atlanta. I still have him and have decided to keep him. I took him...
  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. 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...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey all! Have had my two ringneck doves, Zeeke & Tucker for around three months now, and haven't seen much progress in taming. I handle them each separately daily for at least 5 minutes (usually more, that's minimum!) and make sure to give treats. (they adore safflower seeds!!) The one was...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Just recently adopted two ringneck doves, both about 7 weeks old. I adore them and have had them for around four days. They're eating well, drinking, defecating, etc. I am ready to allow them to explore around my room and begin to hand tame them. Any advice on how to start and what to do?? The...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Greetings! Just two months ago I rescued a pigeon that was attacked by a cat. I found him in my horse's stall and he couldn't fly, so I immediately caught him, and borrowed my friends bucket to put him in. There is no pigeon friendly rescue near me, so I took him home and treated him as best...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I think my two new pigeons are starting to settle in. Now they often sleep sitting down (as if they're in a nest) and they show no fear when I spend time at the cage talking to them. One of them seems more interested when I babble at them than the other does. Now, how do I start with taming...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We have had Chloe (new name finally) for several weeks now, after adopting her from a breeder. She was so scared she wouldn't eat for days. She loves to eat and drink out of my hand now, nibbles my fingers, and is fascinated by everything especially looking at herself in a mirror. She loves...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I have a one year old male pet pigeon (feral rescue) named Brady, and just recently got a 4 month old female (pearl eyed tippler) named Paisley to pair off with him. She's a very shy thing, and is wary of human contact. What are some good ways to tame her? I'd love to have her be like...
  12. Wood Pigeons & Others Not Native To North America
    Hello! I hope this is the right place to post this. About 2 weeks ago we caught an injured common wood pigeon and took it to a rescue center. The hope was that bird will receive medical attention, recover and return to the streets. We asked rescue center to keep us in the loop about the bird...
  13. 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...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Have had the new probably female pigeon about two weeks now. We got her after we lost our beloved Phoebe. She was like a statue for two days, then started eating lots, then began wing slapping and biting. Yesterday, we had a breakthrough. While she was biting, I stroked her beak. She stuck her...
  15. 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...
  16. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    'ello all! I am a teenager living in the northeastern U.S who has taken an interest in the idea of owning birds. I had originally considered parrots, but was somewhat put off by their well-known capacity to destroy and get you evicted from apartments, as well as their need for constant...
  17. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi pigeon talk people! I recently became the owner of a lone Ringneck dove. I have had birds in the past, budgies, cockateils and Galahs. But this is totally new to me. He was an aviary bird but not since long left the nest. So he is young but in no way used to humans. I have tamed aviary...
  18. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    My first pigeon recently passed away. It is very sad, and I miss her very much! I really want another pigeon. She was a feral pigeon, that fell out of her nest. I really can't imagine having a different pigeon but she is gone now and a different pigeon is the only other option. I don't really...
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could provide any tips for taming a dove and where they like to be petted, as well as how much trust there should be before trying to tame and/or pet a dove. I've heard that it is best to wait a few weeks after the move-in to begin trying to tame, and that...
  20. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    First post here, so glad to find this place! lots of great info. A couple of months ago I found an injured pigeon on the side of the street, missing a lot of chest feathers, injured wing, and crushed toes sitting in some filthy gutter water, he tried to run away very briefly but then he stopped...
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