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I got a pigeon for Christmas

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by melinda342, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. melinda342

    melinda342 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least I think its an English fantail pigeon. I've had parrots before, but not doves or pigeons. Any advice or help would be appreciated.


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  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now thats a BEAUTIFUL bird! Luv it! :D
     
  3. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    indian fantail
     
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  4. melinda342

    melinda342 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. I see. I was wondering about the feathers on his head.
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    This is about the minimum space needed to accommodate a breeding pair.
    The feathers on his head are exactly what that breed displays. Nice looking bird it looks like a male (but I have been wrong before). If it lays an egg it definitely is a female LOL.

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  6. melinda342

    melinda342 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad was told it was a male, I think. I only have the one. I dont think I am going to breed him. For now he is just a pet.
     
  7. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pigeons do better as a group. Even if it's two cocks.
     
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  8. melinda342

    melinda342 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the downside to him being alone? Its not really going to be possible to get another one, at least for a while. I dont want to keep him if its going to be bad for him to be alone.
     
  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have a pet pigeon, keeping a single one can increase your bond, and help you bond with any others you purchase later as well, not to mention decrease costs. Because of the time commitment, keeping a single pigeon is not for everyone,
     
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  10. melinda342

    melinda342 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much time should I be spending with him? I read somewhere he should spend 1-2 hours a day out of his cage. He is somewhat aggressive, also.
     

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