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Hi,
As I lost a female Indian Fantail for a deadly disease called Ranikhet :(:(:( thus leaving the male alone, I bought a new female today. The male dosen't seem to be much bothered when the female is outside, but the the female gos into the breeding nest, the male ferociously attacks the female. I am now worried if ever the male accepts his new mate or will it always fight with the new one. Note that the previous pair was mated and I am only replacing the feamle, as I lost her due to the disease.
Please Help with ur suggestions. :confused:
 

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You need to have them next to each other in cages for a week or so and then let them out and see what happens. I just might be ok.
As the male been treated for the illness that killed his mate?
 

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You only got this bird today? Your male is defending his territory from what he sees as an intruder. First, you really should keep them separated (QUARANTINED) for a couple of weeks to be sure that the new female isn't bringing in any disease or other bad stuff. Then - when you do introduce them - be patient. It's likely to take awhile for them to get accustomed to each other.
 

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Yes, the male has been treated and seems perfectly healthy. I will wait and see though.
Just to give an update.
The male has started calling (cooing) and then the new female goes and sits next to it, just like hugging each other. But they do fight other times.....
 

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chilangz - help please

Hi,
As I lost a female Indian Fantail for a deadly disease called Ranikhet :(:(:( thus leaving the male alone, I bought a new female today. The male dosen't seem to be much bothered when the female is outside, but the the female gos into the breeding nest, the male ferociously attacks the female. I am now worried if ever the male accepts his new mate or will it always fight with the new one. Note that the previous pair was mated and I am only replacing the feamle, as I lost her due to the disease.
Please Help with ur suggestions. :confused:
Hello, Chilangz from lindylou
Unfortunately, pigeons tend to mate for life, Just like the swans do, although,
if a mate dies a pigeon may then mate again, but often, much time will go by and he will do the choosing. It cannot be forced on him, and that can be so hard, because it forces us to watch him grieving, and alone. But just like a human, he will not even look at another female until and unless he is darned good and ready himself. I have experienced this very situation. My best dove lost his mate, Beloved, last July 9th, 2008, and he still will not let any other female near him, only his daughter, Babe, which he had with her before she died. They just "hang out together."
 

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well i loaned a cock bird to try with my hen as the xcock bird was infertile and we were chcecking if it was the hen , i paired it up to my hen the same day , they went down on eggs (infertile) i then let them go back down on eggs (infertile) , then he took the cock bird back upto his house , Paired Back Upto The Hen Within Ten Minutes , They Went Back Down On Eggs So He Took the eggs(infertile) Put Some More eggs under it and it hatched them off , the other pair went back down on eggs , hatched them and know the cock bird scalped the yb, so hes giving the cock bird back to the old owner as hes a very good racer :)
 

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Give them some time!!! Our wishes are not necessary their wishes. You bought it today and you want eggs tomorrow. It doesn’t work like that. Pigeons do also have feelings and rituals and habits.
Leave them together to get used to each other for some time, large space is required in case that cock attacks hen, she must be able to have space to run. Then separate them but let them see each other (best is two cages one by the other). Afterwards let them out of the cages together but in a larger space. You will see when they are ready to mate.
 

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Glyn, you got me bit confused. It sounds like fast action movie. :D
Every pigeon has different character I agree, or maybe these two were too desperate to get rid of the humans so they decided to play along. :)
 

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the cock is defenidng his territory and needs to be removed from his territory and put with the new hen in a mating cage. They will mate in a few days and can then be put back in the orginal space.
 

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put the cock and new hen in a mating cage for a week and all will be well.
Steve
Look but not touch is a safer method.
 
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Hello, Chilangz from lindylou
Unfortunately, pigeons tend to mate for life, Just like the swans do, although,
if a mate dies a pigeon may then mate again, but often, much time will go by and he will do the choosing. It cannot be forced on him, and that can be so hard, because it forces us to watch him grieving, and alone. But just like a human, he will not even look at another female until and unless he is darned good and ready himself. I have experienced this very situation. My best dove lost his mate, Beloved, last July 9th, 2008, and he still will not let any other female near him, only his daughter, Babe, which he had with her before she died. They just "hang out together."
if your dove is hanging with its daughter I do believe he has taken her as a mate already ,most pigeons dont just hang together they like their space and only share with a mate ;)
 
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I do agree keeping them in seperate cages side by side will mate them up quick ,soon as you see them acting lovely dovey thru the bars you will know they are ready to go ;)
 
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