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Cats of the avian world?

Discussion in 'Softbill Circle' started by aqualover9, 8/9/19.

  1. aqualover9

    aqualover9 Sprinting down the street

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    I figured that since I’m seriously considering adopting a pigeon, I’d want to get this straight. Pigeons and doves are the cats of the avian world. They can take care of themselves for the most part but still enjoy affection from their humans. Here’s stuff I said to my mom to persuade her:

    Pigeons are also better than parrots in the sense that they can’t scream or squawk. They can only coo. Females can barely be heard while males can’t be heard through a shut door. Also, they are highly adaptable animals meaning that they will take a couple minutes to get used to their pigeon pants/harness while parrots can take several months. Pigeons are also non-destructive because their beaks aren’t hooked so they can’t draw blood when they bite and they can’t ruin you clothes and furniture. In addition they are super cheap to keep. A large dog kennel with a couple “shelves” (which they prefer over perches is an ideal cage for them. When severing food, it’s advised to just a terra cotta dish to help file down their beaks. Their diet consists of a commercial pigeon/dove mix and as well as fruits and vegetables. Pigeons are also one of the only birds that have the suck up water, therefore they need a water dish about 1 inch deep. They are also a lot cuddlier and enjoy being pet by their “flock”. In this case, it would be the family the live with.

    Not really sure what the point of this thread is but I felt like I needed to share this. If you had experience with pigeons and doves, could you verify if what I said is true? Thanks!
     
  2. Shezbug

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    I’m not sure what pigeons you’re thinking of getting but the ones that moved into our shed and wouldn’t leave were darn noisy with their cooing. It could actually be heard through a couple of closed doors with some distance between them.... the shed was not attached to the house either so they were quite noisy. Personally I would much rather listen to non stop parrot sounds over pigeons cooing any day lol. Each to ones own I guess.

    I hope you manage to get your dream bird :)
     
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  3. aqualover9

    aqualover9 Sprinting down the street

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    I like Homing pigeons, but I’m looking at Chicago Pigeon Pets Rescue (@chicagopigeonpets) • Instagram photos and videos so I might end up adopting another breed if their personality matches better.

    I always thought it was odd that pigeons cooed since I live in NYC and there are hordes of pigeons here and I’ve never heard them coo. But yes, I would prefer cooing over screaming.

    Thank you!! :hug8:
     
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