Do pigeons have difficulties accepting new birds into their homes? We have a lone bird and we are looking into a companion for her. We have found one at a rescue. Does it matter which sex the companion bird is? Should I expect a transition time? Our bird has been alone for a long time now (about 5 years) and has bonded recently with an employee here at the office (this is a Nature Center). She laid eggs for our surprised employee. The eggs were taken away, all happened while I was on vacation, and now the bird is grieving and biting and pulling out feathers. We are hoping that a companion bird will help alleviate the behavior and change her focus from the employee to a more suitable friend. The bird that is available is not sexed. Advice?