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Pigeons are cute and beautiful and I love !
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>>4748643
I concur
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lov pidj
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>>4748669
>>4748645
So cyooot
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>>4748669
Is that your pidj Anon?
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i prefer doves
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>>4749450
Same thing
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My pigeon
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>>4748643
Anyone who feeds pidgeons in big cities should be beheaded
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>>4751352
you might be on to something…
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>>4751350
sex
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>>4751352
pigeons are as smart and social as dogs and were originally domesticated as companion animals

now that you know this you either like them or you're a subhuman who should move somewhere they'd fit in better, like africa
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>>4751720
> pigeons are smart
You clearly never seen a pigeon. Retarded birds always make a nest at the same place. I destroy it and openly show my hostility. They make it again and lay eggs there. I destroy their eggs. They make some disgusting sounds and leave. After one month they come again and do same stupid shit.
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>>4751904
>animals that don’t submit to my will are stupid
They’d rather die in their boots than take it on their knees. BASED PIGEONS.
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>>4751904
Pigeons are domesticated, retard. It's like asking those small toy dogs to live in the wilderness and survive. They've been made to rely on us, pigeons are the same. Their nests are shit because they rely on us. We just forgot about them. They're not wild, they're feral. Still smart.
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>>4751718
No. Bad anon.
>>4751720
What were pigeons domesticated for?
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>>4751904
thats because their qualifications for a nest is "does the egg roll? no? then its a nest"
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>>4751350
Amazing! What is he / she called?
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>>4751937
Fertiliser, food, sending messages and fancy/decoration
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rats with wings that shit on our cities.
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>>4754027
all birds shit in/on cities, people do too, what makes pigeons special in that regard?
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>>4754027
>le epic rat with wings meme
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>>4754027
>NOOOO THE HECKIN BIRDERINOS
Just wash your car, you vain fuck. Christ would personally send you to hell for this bullshit where you get violently angry about DOVES because of some easily removable paste on your car (that probably came from a crow anyways).

Pigeons are a gift from God. Appreciate them. Respect them. Treat them with kindness.
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>>4754009
Interesting…
>>4754049
pigeon beak typed this
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Why do these fucking birds make me lose my sides every time I see one. I can’t help but giggle whenever I do.
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>>4751904
You can always tell a bird hater because they're fucking retarded.
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>>4754007
I haven’t thought of a name yet. I think it’s a he since I’ve had it for 6 months and it doesn’t lay eggs. Here’s the pic when I first found it outside.
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>>4755029
There is something inherently comical about the way their heads move.

>>4755212
Wow what a glow up!
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So loving, yet so retarded
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>>4757034
They are smart in ways that are incomprehensible to us.
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>>4757020
Looks like a loving friend
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>feeding squirrels peanuts at park
>pigeons show up
>their beaks are not make for peanut consumption
>feel bad because I have nothing else to feed them
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>>4759408
Break the peanuts up into small pieces
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>>4759316
So sexy, I would lay many eggs with him
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>>4751350

that's basically a micro eagle
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>>4755212
If you are a first time pigeon owner you should get in touch with Palomacy and ask them for guidance. Pigeons can be a handful and their behavior changes a lot in their first year or two. If you nabbed him as a baby/fledgling off the ground, then the reason he was so sweet is because they're very sweet and trusting at that age, but then they will hit adulthood and gain independence, and the males will become insatiably horny and aggressive in particular.

The one in that picture looks kind of like a fledgling to me but it's hard to tell. Maybe they look a bit different in your region.

The thing with pigeons is they usually need a mate. If she's a single female, she will typically bond with you and think you're her mate. You should look up how the whole breeding cycle works incase she starts laying eggs for you. This can be dangerous to the females since they can excessively lay eggs, and this depletes their calcium and then eventually they get a "weak" egg and it gets stuck and they die (it's called egg binding). Very dangerous. To prevent this, they need regular UV light of a specific kind AND ALSO special calcium supplement and grit.

If it's a male, you may be in for a shock soon if his mating instincts awaken and he becomes an adult, because they will not only become aggressive often, they become EXTREMELY LOUD 24/7. Not just occasional cooing but moaning and groaning nonstop to attract a female. Just be ready for this, in case it is a male.

Sometimes you can get a single pigeon to bond with you like I said, but usually the best bet / normal thing to do is get them a mate, which you can really only do by working with other rehabbers and adopting one, since they are picky about their mates. So you need to kind of schedule a day to let them "date" a bunch of other pigeons. It's also really hard to tell their sex so letting them date is one way to take care of this.
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>>4760189
Just be careful here, they are pretty low key pets but a lot of people get shocked when they suddenly become "mean" (they're just going from being naively trusting kids, to becoming independent and wanting to mate), and then people do cruel shit like putting the pigeon back outside thinking they're "letting it go." But it's been domesticated now and that's basically a death sentence. I would STRONGLY recommend reaching out to Palomacy and asking for general advice, they are good people and will help you no matter where you are. Sometimes they miss emails so just keep trying, find them on Instagram or Reddit just in case you don't get a quick reply to your email. They also have lots of resources on their site.

Sorry if I'm being condescending, I am just trying to prevent the occasional scenario where someone thinks the pigeon is a sweet cuddly pet, but then get tired of them and dump them back where they found them (which is basically killing them).

t. amateur rehabber who works with a lot of good pigeon rehabber people. I rescued my male pigeon as a fledgling, and had to hand raise him through his illness, so he was unable to be released by the time he recovered. And I love him to death but he's insanely fucking loud and the first year or two of learning to live with it was hell, as I lived in a small apartment. I ended up having to "pigeonproof" my apartment with sound cancelling shit, and frankly, just get used to the noise - which is like saying I "got used to" cats in heat screaming nonstop. Most pigeons will not be quite as bad as my guy is, but a LOT will be. So be prepared, please don't hate your pij if he suddenly becomes more than you bargained for. It's not his (or her) fault. Also consider getting him a mate regardless, as they really are happiest with a partner.
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>>4755212
Above all, if you get sick of the pigeon or it's more than you bargained for, DON'T just put it back outside. Let Palomacy or some similar organization (they can put you in touch) adopt it. I can't stress this enough, human raised pigeons do not have their normal survival instincts. I have a baby one in the other room right now, and I am deliberately not even letting it see me and not petting it etc., because I don't want it to get used to humans and get confused.
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>>4748643
I rescued an injured pigeon about 3 months ago. He had a big lump under his skin on one of the joints of his wing. A few days ago the lump changed shape, and today a big mass came off and it left an open wound. The vet appointment is in 20 days. Should I take him to the vet earlier just in case? The pigeon seems otherwise healthy and doesnt seem to be in pain.
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>>4761053
That sounds like when my cat got cancer. If you can I'd go earlier. You can also get in touch with Palomacy or https://greatlakespigeonrescue.org/ and try to talk to an expert. They have all kinds of expert wildlife rehabbers not limited to the Great Lakes region. Probably they'll at least be able to tell you what it sounds like but you should prioritize going to the avian vet if you can.
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>>4761053
Also if you stress the nature of the situation to the avian vet they may be open to bringing you in early without charging you extra.
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>>4754049
Jews torture birds. Never come here again scum.
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>>4754027
I love them. Whenever I'm feuding with my neighbors I do the old seed trick and they shit up their cars.
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>>4748643
Pigeoncels real quite when corvid chads show up
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>>4761895
>can't hurt adult pidgeon
>steals babies like a coward
Not very chadly.
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>>4754027
human domesticated and brought them to cities, its our fault
>>4754049
retarded religious cuck
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>>4763783
Pidove lookin pretty angry today...
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I fucking love pigeons. Every time I see one I can’t help it and smile. It’s awkward since everyone else seems grumpy and I’m just walking to work and smile like a retard about seemingly nothing.
There was a time when humans loved pigeons. Today I’m doing my best to prevent everyone to hate them.
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>>4748643
There's a lot of young ones flapping about atm here
Half of them are having some kind of near miss with a car everyday or falling out a tree
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>>4764421
Omg I just realised pidove is supposed to be a pigeon pokemon.
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>>4765869
So cute
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I snapped this saucy action shot on Sunday
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>>4768478
>name my band
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>>4768478
How I feel next to zoomers
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>>4769080
What are they doing
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>>4769366
Making more pigeons
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>>4754049
schzio
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>>4754049
based
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>>4769366
Sexo
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>>4748643
Out in the country, yes, absolutely.
In big cities, no, not so much.
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>>4751904
Based. Birdshitbrains seething
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>>4776980
oof, obvious samefag is obvious
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>>4754027
the birds recognize a toilet when they see one
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a pidgeon couple came to my birdsneeder today. i just saw them, looked at them from maybe a distance of 10-15ft away in my living room, but made sure that they could hear me too so that i could maybe become friends with them?

they have been eating lots from my birdfeeder, but i only caught them in the act today, and thank god i did because i had a real vividly disturbing dream last night. i thought it could've been a rat, or squirrel since i was only used to small american robins in my area, but a pidgeon couple is cute and new. i can't tell the difference between the genders, but i'm just going to assume the dark one is female, and the multicoloured light grey one is male because that one was protecting the other mostly while feeding. they are mostly polite eaters, did not make much of a fuss or noise. it'd be fun to try and gain their trust, i've always admired the stories of pigeon carriers during wartime, they have a strong heritage with humanity.
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>>4778590
This is a very cool photo

>>4779837
Cute story anon. Did you take a picture?
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>>4751904
You sound very pathetic
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>>4780163
they came back while i was doing the dishes, but i think i got too close for comfort and they ended up getting scared. i think i need to retrain myself how to behave around these creatures, i think the selfish bits of me override the intuition i might have with animals. i read that they will always need to warm up to me, and not the other way around, so i will try to not be so pushy next time and give them their due respect. i wouldn't want some weird stranger pushing their nose up while i'm eating either, but i was just so eager to make friends that i couldn't help but get a little too close.
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>>4780201
don't mind him, he is simply immature and doesn't know any better. abusive language will only affirm his narrow minded conclusions and close him up from any curiosity in trying to learn more.
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>>4761053
>>4761116
>>4761118
Update on rescued pigeon. A few days ago he recovered and flew back to his group. Today I saw him hanging out with his friends on a rooftop. Im so happy for him, saars.
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behold
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This fellow spent the winter in my house recovering from paratyphoid. He came by today for some seeds.
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>>4754027
don't have cities then, retard
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i keep fucking over the pidgeon couple that always comes to my balcony to feed. i scare them away when they feed because i get overly eager to wanna be their friend, and today i didn't get to set out any food this morning because i was sleeping in, so they must've been upset. it feels like i am to these birds what frankenstein was to the little girl he inadvertently drowned. anyways, i set out some raw cashew and hope they keep coming...
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what does it want from me
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>>4783910
Nice. What's his name?

>>4783956
Only one thing and it's disgusting
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>>4781728
>>4781727
Gay pigeons
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>>4784639
Domingo
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>>4761937
Nature is weird with pidgeons. They're not exactly good peckers and they're too top heavy to claw so why are most life scared of them?
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i've learned that the pigeons who feed from my balcony, are surprisingly very picky eaters. i always had the impression that pigeons will eat anything, and they will eventually eat all the birdseed i put out, but they always go for the cashew nut and then the lentils first; then the sunflower seed; then the sorghum; then finally, the white millet. i have no intent on spoiling them past two to three cashew nut a day because i hear it may basically be their version of junkfood, which takes more time to process and digest, or something like that. it's fun having them perch on my balcony when they're not feeding, it feels like i have their protection, or at least whatever their will extends past the coveted seed dishes.

i'd almost equate them to teenagers claiming a popular lunchtable in highschool. they seem very self interested, and neglect my company, so i'd hope some smaller birds get more courageous and start feeding to fill in their absence. i saw my first american robin, perched innocently, on my balcony railing. he flew away once i noticed him. who knows if he will gain the courage to contest the popular pigeons' sneed spot?
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>>4748643
I LOVE DOCES AND PIDGIN

LOVE THEM
>>4754027
You I hope you reconsider your ignorance or get corrected by other means
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>>4751350
Nice jacket
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>>4751350
>>4755212
ver cool
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>>4754027
Cities don't smell like piss and shit because of pigeons. They do because of humans. Pigeon shit is utterly harmless compared to the disgusting garbage and waste humans litter everywhere. The less offensive organic things which they eat would decompose with a festering rotting odor if not for them and other opportunistic feeders.
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>had a dream about feeding the pigeons on my balcony up close
so comfy...
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>>4786230
Are you a pigeon?
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>>4783815
very cute. is that a normal rock dove or some other kind of dove?
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>>4777033
You're a fucking idiot if you think I would still care enough to samefag a whole month later
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An uninjured fledgling who couldn't fly appeared in our garden lately. He(?) didn't know how to eat the seeds I put down and got really hungry and slow, I thought about intervening but after a couple days the parents found him.
When they landed he sprinted out of his hiding spot in the hedge and cried for food a lot.
Over the next days I watched him gradually get better at flying, at first he would face plant into the fence but his shitty jumps turned into a few feet of flight, and then one day he was gone.
I like pigeons now.
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>>4790771
beautiful story, anon. i'm glad they didn't forget about him.
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i feed pigeons everyday, i love seeing some of the same pigeons appear, i've known a couple of them for two years now
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>pigeon go: *wup wup wup wup wup wup wup*
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>>4791956
they probably know you too Anon. pigeons are really good at remembering and recognising human faces, especially people who have been nice to them.
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>>4754049
Matthew 15:24
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>>4748645
>lust provoking image
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>>4798146
Based sainsbury's sunflower seeds
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>>4778598
A pigeon in a hole. The pigeon hole principle
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Sometimes I wish I were a pigeon. Life would be simpler.
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Incidentally, I am a pigeon. It's great
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Podge-yohn!
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the pigeons hate me. i feed them every day, but they avoid me and shit a lot on my balcony. it makes me fucking sad, i wanted to be their friend.
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>>4801096
Source?
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