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Georgie pigeon

George is a feral pigeon and hatched in 2007. She was found as a baby on the ground and taken to a wildlife rescue centre for care where it was soon discovered that there was something wrong with her eyes. George was taken to a vet, however, he didn’t know what was wrong with her eyes.

Due to her reduced vision George had to have specialist care and attention and she quickly became imprinted on humans, leaving her unhappy to be left alone with other pigeons. We brought her home in June 2008 to live with us where she quickly became one of the family.

We were informed that George was a boy, however, in October 2008 George laid an egg (imagine our utter surprise!) and hence became Georgie. We have established that despite having clouded eyes she has some limited vision in them.

In the beginning of 2011 we took Georgie to an avian vet and he told us that Georgie had had an eye infection when she was a baby caused by mycoplasma bacteria that scarred the eye tissue (hence the clouded eyes) and distorted her pupils.

Georgie has bonded to Revati, however, we believe she would bond to a pigeon if we found the right one for her. So far we haven’t found a pigeon that will accept Georgie’s disability.

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With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our dear Georgie pigeon.
We said goodbye to her at the vets on Friday the 2nd of June 2017. One of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make, but due to Georgie’s poor health and reduced quality of life, we know it was the right decision.
We are grateful to have had so many wonderful years with her.
Rest in Peace, dear girl.
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This video of Georgie was taken in 2012: