I rescued this little ferile guy around 20 days (s/he's about 70 days now).
She cooed and bobbed in front of a mirror the other day, but no idea if she's a boy or girl.
She loves /preens cuddles my hand, flies to my head, and coos when she hears me -- although is not crazy about me picking her up when she's not in her cage. Seems to like being stroked a lot
She loves to fly into the house and hang inside forever if a door or window is open. Otherwise, her cage is on the deck with an open door (except at night) and she has 18 chickens free ranging all around her.
Here are my questions:
-is she lonely? Are they flock animals, or is she ok for now on her own?
- she isn't very adventurous flying wise. I walk her to trees about the property, in the hope she'll mKe her way to a wild pigeon at the farm down the road, but she always flies right back to the cage.
- if I get her a companion pigeon, should I get one, or a couple/few?
- should they have the same coloring/be the same type/ be similar ages?
- does gender matter for companionship? (I assume it does for mating ).
Last question- I live in the northeast. Is she ok in her cage without supplemental heat, without a mate, if her cage is protected from wind/covered?
And another last question! Any suggestions on pigeon sellers in MA or NH:)
Helping me work: