Looking for a pet

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by jannakaye, May 9, 2016.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I am looking for a pet pigeon or dove. I live in north Mississippi, and would like to find one close to me so it doesn't have to be shipped. I've checked our local shelters and they do not have any.
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have ideas about where but you should probably be thinking about getting a pair as they tend to fret when alone. When our male died the female cooed for weeks and just wouldn't settle until we got her a new friend.
     
  3. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try craig list local feed stores maybe someone that raises them has to buy feed
     
  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    You must get a pair.. its very cruel to keep a single pigeon or dove. It will get very stressed out and start to display unnatural behaviours and even get sick.

    2. will be just as tame as one with you.

    You don't have to get male / female... 2 males or 2 females will pair up.. and you won't have to worry about unwanted offspring.
     
  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes two or more will tame easier as safer feeling in group. Many keep lone rescue pigeon, but don't know how they act when content around others constantly, n not just nervous alert they are around people who leave them alone for periods. Dogs BTW this is cruel to too.. Being someone who has professionally and casually studied in animal behavioral science and psychology, I can say a lot about how accept laboratory policy affects how humans think other social animals can be kept in equivalent of humans living alone with nothing in closet but a chair n fed dry cereal only to mostly.
     
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  6. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info! I'll definitely be looking for a pair instead of just one. :)
     
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