Help! I have a male bared pigeon which I rescued about 4 or 5 months ago who was attacked by a cat as a young juve and consequently lost his left eye. I rehabbed him and apart from the missing orb is strong, healthy and has very beautiful plummage. He seems now to be very attached to me, but my wife absolutely hates him. Whenever I let him out to fly and stretch his wings he usually flys around but will always return to me. Because he's missing an eye he sometimes has a little trouble sticking his landing on my shoulder. Her biggest gripe about him is that he groans or grunts most of the day, and whenever she gets near his cage he tries to put his head through the bars to bite her. Whenever I come close to him he twirls around, and coos. When I take him out and hold him he's very calm, doesn't try to get loose. Sometimes when he's on my shoulder he'll get a wild feather and bite me but I can gently stop him and he won't bite me further; just starts cooing. I'm at a loss as to why he grunts so much. Please help as my wife is pressuring me to turn him loose, but I don't know if he'll be able to survive to well outside.