How do you keep them from well... pooping everywhere. And how do you get them tame?! I had my last pigeons and they were of jerks
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The poop thing, I just clean constantly. When they're out in the house, I always have a paper towel in my hand. I am looking into pigeon diapers... Yup, there is such a thing! Maybe @kukupecpec could help me there....!?!?!?
That's a young male pigeon thing, he should grow out of it in a year or two, or three, depending on the individual .
Lol! Maybe you can answer this. When my husband pets him, storm, he squats down and lids up his back end. He attacks anyone that comes near my husband, when he's perched on hubby. But with hubby he's very friendly. The squat and lift started this weekend. (Hubby only home one day a week) any ideas. Especially since I'm convinced that Storm is male... Hatched October 1. Storm male, Chaos female and pretty sure Epic male. (Some outline dynamics)
Both my male and female hand raised pigeons would squat, but since Storm only does this with your husband maybe Storm is a female . My pigeons can definitely tell male from female humans. My female Nutty would squat for my brother and father, and Buggie my male would only squat for me. But I have had a few pigeons that prefer pairing up with the same gender pigeons so I don't know.
He could be lol
Oh and the easiest way I have found to sex pigeons, although probably not 100% accurate, is to hold them upside down and feel their pelvic bones on either side of the vent. Males bones will be almost touching and (mature) females will have about a half inch or more space between.
Nutty my main female would also act like a jerk sometimes, but my other hand raised females didn't. Nutty is just weird though, she is certainly not "normal" lol
I would miss having pigeons if the pigeons I had weren't so mean. I would try to handle them but they would bite and peck me they would also slap me with their wing and kind of hiss at me. They are more mean than my gander is and he can be a jerk sometimes (he bit my lip and left a bruise, scraping my cheek with it)
Some pigeons can be nasty. I had a few that were very mean and didn't like people at all. I sold those.