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i put the cage on the floor some food and it got inside.. the only reason i caught it because it looked too friendly it was way too close to me when i threw some food and other ferals dont even come down for food and i didnt catch because its someones else's but it doesnt have band so it might be feral and im gonna release it just wanted to know if its a feral or not..
Wait..........we were asking (or at least I was) because I wasn't sure if you trapped it or actually caught it and IF you CAUGHT it, then that's not normal so there could be a problem with the bird.
However, if it willingly went in to a cage, then it's either VERY hungry or used to humans..........
I don't know that I would be so quick to turn it loose. It looks sort of young, but not THAT young...........hold on to it for a day or so and see how it acts. Feed and water it...........watch the droppings.......it's possible that it's an unbanded homer.........but it's really hard to tell.
 

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it was way too close and didnt really try to fly when i approached and it looks like a roller..because of its beak??the eyes arent red like ferals.
Yea, I was sorta thinking Roller too.......but the first picture is blurry and I couldn't tell in the other pic.
Just hold on to it a few days and see how it acts. If it's comfortable being "locked" up.........then let it stay.
 

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You have taken a BIG risk putting that bird in your loft with your other birds. If I were you, I'd remove it - NOW - although some damage could already have been done. A healthy "looking" strange bird - solid poop or not - is still a strange bird and you have no idea if it's carrying something that it could give to your other birds.
 

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seems like a trusting sweet young bird! I think you should keep him :)

but I have found young pigeons are often naiive...or have been fed by well meaning people and havent developed fear.

good luck with this bird hes so cute!
 

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I would remove him from your loft. I have had ferals trap with my birds - they are flock birds and want to be with others so maybe it trapped to be with the gang. Don't risk the health of your flock for this bird. If you want to keep it, isolate it for a couple of weeks at least and see how it goes.;)
 
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