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We are parrot people but have given permanent home to a pigeon that did not wish to be released (old aviary bird?) with the others after they spent time with carers and given 6 weeks to gain strength in one of our aviaries.

Is it usual for the fleshy parts to be larger in and older pigeon? This pigeon also shivers more than a parrot but otherwise is perching well, it has normal droppings and a good appetite- is it normal for an older pigeon to shiver more than parrots

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We are parrot people but have given permanent home to a pigeon that did not wish to be released (old aviary bird?) with the others after they spent time with carers and given 6 weeks to gain strength in one of our aviaries.

Is it usual for the fleshy parts to be larger in and older pigeon? This pigeon also shivers more than a parrot but otherwise is perching well, it has normal droppings and a good appetite- is it normal for an older pigeon to shiver more than parrots

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Yes it is common for some breeds of pigeons to have the shived wattle. There are breeds of show pigeons that are bred for this,they are classifide as the Wattle Breeds. GEORGE;)
 

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You mention that the bird shivers. If it does this most of the time, this is not normal and you'd want to investigate what is going on. If just occasionally (and the bird is dry and out of drafts), it could be due to excitement. Does something trigger the behavior, such as treat time or nearness to another bird or animal?
 
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