I found a pigeon and after much work I can't find its owner. I'd like to make a pet out of it. Right now it is in a huge cage in my family room. I can reach in and pick it up but I would like to get it more comfortable with being held. Should I keep holding it on and off? It will stay in my lap with my hand around it but does still occassionally struggle to get away. Am I crazy to want to make her/him a pet? I tried to release it multiple times but it kept going back to my barn. I am sure my barn cats would get it eventually if I let it stay there (too many close calls already)
thanks for any help.