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Question:

November 3, 2022

Could I get these two pigeons?


Hi, Lafeber. I am considering adopting two single pigeons (Star and Violet) who are both around the same age and have similar personalities. Both of them might have free roaming of their houses, too. If one of them doesn’t, though (because I don’t know if Violet does), would that be problematic? Also, I am worried that Star might scare Violet because she is just barely recovered, and he is very athletic. What do you think?

Thanks, Elise

P.s.
Here is a link to their profiles on Petfinder

https://www.petfinder.com/bird/star-55063699/ny/new-york/they-all-want-to-live-ny1546/ -Star

https://www.petfinder.com/bird/violet-55638365/il/chicago/great-lakes-pigeon-rescue-il953/ -Violet


Answer:

Hi Elise,

You can’t know if they will get along until they are together. Each bird needs his own cage – at least to begin with, and then you can introduce them gradually to see what they think. Racing pigeons are bred to fly, so you need a place where they can fly. Pigeons can be great pets. As for the person who is kissing on the one bird, please never kiss a bird around it’s beak because humans have bacteria in their mouths that can harm a bird, and birds, especially pigeons, can carry diseases that can be passed on to humans.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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