I have a squab which my partner found in a multistorey car park being attacked by magpies, it was about 12 days old but is now coming up to 16 days and looking good. I've been bottle feeding it. We love it already. However we want to be fair to it, is it right to keep one pigeon as a pet in the house? And is it hygienic? Someone is home almost all the time so it wouldn't be alone much. We also have bantams, which free range but I'm thinking of building a walk in coop which the chickens could use as a shelter and perhaps the pigeon could live in if we could get another one to keep him company. That's an option if it would work. I just wanted to get other people's take on it that know about pigeons - would it be cruel to keep him? The feral town pigeons don't look like they have a good life and they cull round the car park every now and then so it might not be a great life for him anyway. I've been advised he could only be released to the wild if I handed him to a sanctuary which could provide a 'soft release' with other pigeons. I'm sure it's not out of the question to find someone who could do this but obviously feral pigeons aren't the biggest priority for sanctuaries. I'd love to keep him but obviously I want him to be happy, I don't really agree with keeping caged birds. Your views and advice would be appreciated.