A friend of mine had a fairly tame pigeon show up at her home and she started feeding it so it stayed. After a couple of weeks she wanted it gone so I agreed to take it. I have a rather large cage with a roof on it and a hutch type enclosure inside with straw in it. I went and bought pigeon feed and grit (that just looks like small rock pieces). Since he was used to being free I felt guilty and let him out and he immediately flew the 5 miles back to her home. My first question is there a way without keeping him caged that he will eventually stay here? Another question is it cruel to have him alone without another bird? I don't know if this matters but the pigeon is white with gray and black on his wings and tail. He is also getting bare spots on his face and neck and I see him pecking at himself. I don't know if that is just grooming. He isn't tame enough yet or used to us that he would let us pick him up. I really want to help this bird but I have never had a pigeon before and I really don't want him caged up and she doesn't want him back there. Help!