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Elmo pigeon

Elmo is a feral pigeon and hatched in 2000. He was found as a baby with paramyxovirosis which he recovered from but was left with permanent damage (such as balance problems and inability to fly properly). He was living indoors with a lady and became imprinted on humans, craving their attention.

In 2008 Elmo was brought to a wildlife rescue centre for rehoming after his owner was unable to continue to look after him.

Due to his unique nature Elmo had to be rehomed to a household that could give him the attention and care he needed, since Elmo doesn’t like other pigeons at all and wouldn’t be happy in an aviary. The staff at the rescue centre knew that since we already had an indoor pigeon, we most likely wouldn’t mind having another one, so when they asked us if we could adopt Elmo it didn’t take us long to say yes!

Elmo has bonded to Richard.

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It is with great sadness that we must tell you that our darling pigeon, Elmo, passed away quite suddenly on Christmas Day, 2015. He was 15 years old.

We are heartbroken at the loss of our wonderful pigeon.

We believe Elmo had a heart attack, and he passed away in our hands. We are thankful that we were there for him in his final moments.

Rest in Peace, dear Elmo.

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This video of Elmo was taken in 2012: