Hi everyone! This is a bit of an unusual situation, but I have acquired a very special rescue pigeon who deserves a loving home where he can live the way a pigeon deserves to live. Aries is a wild looking pigeon (rock dove?). He looks like the pigeons you see in city areas. He belonged to a professional trapper, and I'm unsure if he was wild caught, or if he was raised in a coop with other pigeons. Aries was chosen to be placed into a special compartment in the back of a live catch trap to entice a nuisance bobcat in the area to be caught. Weeks and weeks went by, and no bobcat. I discovered the trap while taking a walk just days after it had been set. Every single day, I would sneak out to the area where the trap was, and care for Aries, who had barely any room to walk or stretch his wings. He would devour his food and water, and I tended to him every day to make sure he kept weight on through the cold weather. At first he was afraid of me, but then he came to expect my visits and would pace excitedly as I approached him. I grew more and more fond of him, and worried about him more as time went on. It broke my heart to think of him surviving this ordeal only to be used as bait again and again. I made some contacts in order to find out any information I could, and was able to receive the bird once the efforts of catching the cat were abandoned. I took him into my home promising him that he will never be treated in such a way ever again. His tail is pretty tattered, and his wings are clipped. As the days have gone by, I've watched his personality bloom. He has become very vocal, and is quite the show off! Sometimes he likes to be held and petted, and other times he'll give you a swift peck and then strut around telling you who's boss! He's had lots of TLC and is now feeling much better and needing to live a good pigeon life. It would mean more to me than I can express if an experienced pigeon owner could give Aries the life he deserves where he can be social with other birds, and exhibit all his natural behaviors. I've wondered if he could be wild because he does look like wild pigeons, but with my inexperience, I would never make such a decision. I don't even know if he was caught or raised in captivity. That would take a long time anyways, because he has lots of feather repair to do! I've seen some beautiful aviaries on this site, and I know there are wonderful, caring people who could give Aries the life he's probably never, ever had. If anyone has any interest in learning more about Aries, feel free to give me a call or send me an email! My number is 443-465-5269 and my email is [email protected]. Thank you all for reading!