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Please keep in mind that although your bird may be able to fly well on it's own now, it still doesn't have the skills necessary to survive on it's own in the wild.
Pigeon parents teach their young what to eat and where to find it and so you need to do what we call a soft release.
Does your mother feed the pigeon family outside?
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Your Pigeon is displaying teenage behavior...changing hormones and you are right...he/she is ready to find a mate.
How are his/her feathers? Has the bird had the opportunity to bathe?
 

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Yes the powder is very good. It keeps the feathers water proof and may offer a minimal amount of distraction to any predator that would grab a pigeon in it's mouth.

Regarding letting the bird go...it would be best to wait until you are sure the outside temperature won't drop below 45 degrees at night. The best way to release this one I believe is from your mom's apartment. Perhaps you could leave the window open enough for the bird to come and go, with food just inside the window so that if he/she needs food he/she will know where to find it. Also, if the bird gets sick, scared, he/she will know where to come for help.
 

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That's a beautiful name. If you should decide to keep her, she will calm down...just like teenagers eventually do. It doesn't take as long with pigeons,thankfully.
 
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