Pigeon Stigmas & Misconceptions.Pigeon Rescue and Adoption.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nyc_flock, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. nyc_flock

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    I have lived in New York. Pigeons never really caught my attention. When I was a toddler, my grandfather would bring me to a park and we would feed them. That was the only personal experience I had with pigeons. I lacked the knowledge I have now about pigeons. Pigeons have a bad stigma. The majority of people I encounter who know I now adopt and rescue unreleasable pigeons. Pigeons who can not fly, etc. I live in a apartment building. My doorman called me asking if I could come down to check on a baby pigeon. I’m a Veterinary Technician. I had very little personal experience with pigeons. I walked downstairs and saw the tiniest little squeaker. Desperately squeaking at my doorman. Everywhere he walked she followed. Wings shaking and flapping. This baby had fallen from a tree, or from its nest on someone’s fire escape. She was extremely skinny and malnourished. I brought her with me upstairs, knowing that a big snow storm was headed towards NYC. I offered seeds, and water. She w⬆️as so young she didn’t know how to eat on her own. I walked over to my local pet store and purchased a powdered baby bird formula. I syringe fed her, every half an hour to every hour. I immediately joined a few pages on Facebook, that is dedicated towards educating people and ending the stigma and misconceptions pigeons have. I never intended on keeping her. I wanted her to gain some weight and fly. Before I released her. We bonded quickly. She understood I was trying my best to take care of her. She became very trusting and familiar with humans and had no fear of predatory birds, raccoons, or cats. She was unreleasable.

    She is the reason I work with birds now. Since then I have adopted more unreleasable pigeons.
     

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, so glad you joined the flock.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Backyard Chickens also has a dove/pigeon forum
     
  4. MaryJanet

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    Hi and welcome from me in Australia! :frow
     
  5. nyc_flock

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    I’ll check out the pigeon/dove forum. Thanks
     
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  6. nyc_flock

    nyc_flock In the Brooder

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    Thank You!
     
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

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  8. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Thank you for rescuing pigeons! They are lovely.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Marbles...I found mine!

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    :welcome

    Beautiful birds, thanks for sharing the photos!

    @WVduckchick drop in and say hello to another pigeon lover :D
     
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