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Pigeon Rescue: people who can help
Links to various pigeon-friendly organisations, groups, rescue centres, and vets that can help with injured, ill or orphaned pigeons and doves.
The problem of chronic egg laying
Talking about the problem of continuous egg laying in birds (e.g. risks to health) and possible solutions.
Welfare of fancy pigeons
Discussing the genetic welfare problems of some fancy pigeon breeds.
How to tell if a pigeon is male or female
Explaining a bit about sexing pigeons.
The scoop on pigeon poop!
Are pigeon faeces dangerous to humans and can it be used as fertiliser?
Pet pigeons - what we mean
Explaining what we mean when we talk about keeping pigeons as pets. In brief: We mean keeping tame, imprinted or disabled pigeons that would not otherwise survive in the wild.
Feral pigeons and disease – do pigeons carry disease?
Do pigeons pose a threat to the public and your health. The quick answer is: No, they do not. Don’t believe me? Well, read the full article to find out.
Hand-rearing pigeons - right or wrong?
Controversial post on whether it is right to hand-rear a pigeon on its own and therefore potentially cause them to become imprinted on humans.
Why we don’t normally see baby pigeons, their growth rate (photos included) and info on what to do if you find a baby pigeon.
Pigeon Rescue: what to do with injured, ill and orphaned pigeons
Information on what to do, as well as links to various sites about pigeon rescue.
Elmo loves attacking his fat woodpigeon toy:
Our pigeon isn’t the only one who likes to attack toys. Here are two other pigeons attacking their cuddly friends:
A very confused ringneck dove is in love with a cat! What a sweet couple! Love it.
Follow this link for videos of another pigeon and cat couple: Video Friday: Beautiful pigoen and kitten
Playtime! Some pigeons and doves play nicely, others will attack, and some are just naughty!
There’s something so beautiful about a pure white pigeon or dove.
I’ve never seen a stock dove in the wild. They are beautiful birds (love their black eyes) and I will have to go search for them once I know where to find them.
All birds spend a lot of time and care in keeping their feathers in good condition. Pigeons preen often and mated pairs will also preen one another, as well as their babies. I love watching them do this. I find it soothing.
Some funny things are going on in zoos nowadays:
Not a pigeon but another over-fed prairie dog who’s too lazy to defend his lunch:
I looked for “New Year pigeon” and “New Year dove” on the old YouTube site, and here’s what I found:
And a few random videos simply for your viewing pleasure:
I must admit, I really cannot get enough of the voice of these doves! They crack me up!
I haven’t been very organised this week (short-staffed at work has made me very tired) so I didn’t get the Christmas posts sorted, so forgive me for the videos – all with a Christmas theme though:
And of course, Two Turtle Doves: