I went to the big pet supplies store we have nearby and got the only thing I could find that any websites had told me I could use – layer pellets. Anyways I went to remove it of the road. Half an hour later, it was back on my shoulder, and is now, happily, on my step daughters head, watching her play on the Playstation. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. Just a question, where are you located? Hope everyone else’s birds are going strong! Crested Pigeons were once restricted to arid and semi-arid zones of inland Australia, with only vagrants recorded closer to the coast. I have raised many Doves & pigeons before with most being released back into the wild (except one pigeon who adopted us many yrs ago & lived for like 8yrs! Obviously I can’t get another pigeon, unless I find an injured one. Update: This article was edited and updated in July 2015. My animals mean everything to me. We live in thick bush land of NSW with many feral cats. Have only just seen your comment, did you find a home for your pigeon? I found a baby crested pigeon around about 15days on the ground and it was missing some feather off it left wind due to trying to escape through the fence. I wish i had found this site before my pigeon died as we may have been able to breed them ourselves knowing that their chicks would be free from predators. For the last two weeks only one has come. We live on the Central Coast and were wondering of you are still interested in them. I don’t know, who should I turn to. If i put him back outside I thought his Mum might come and get him but I dont see how she would get him back in the nest & Im scared a bigger bird will eat him/her. will he make his own way to the available seed and water or will i need to help him? Sorry for the delay in answering – I have been away from my computer. Put that in the bottle and put the bottle on its side and put the birds beak in through the hole. I figured he could stay sleeping in the laundry (for safety) for the next week or so before making a full move to the outside. (I do occasionally post about birds in walk through aviaries in zoos.). Thanks. I love reading the stories about the crested pigeons. sorry Dan havent been on computer for awhile, so only just got your letter. Does anyone here feel that it’s a terrible shame, that the crested pigeons & other wild birds that we raise, can’t be let free in the knowledge that they have a good chance of survival in the wild. We think we have worked out why she started to attack us when we fed her. I took her home and fed her and she has stayed. It was hard to let her free, knowing all the dangers out there & one extra for her, as she now trusted humans & not all humans, would try not to hurt a bird like Cooee. He’s the light of my life. He is walking on my keyboard, as I’m writing this email. Jane. Hello. She lives with my 3 cockatiels and probably thinks that she is one. If it is smaller then an adult, you can buy a baby seed eating bird feed, from most pet shops.You will need to force feed it at first, if it is young, not much to start with & not to soon, see if it going to live first. What a treat to find this site. She had no trouble flying after that & soon grew new feathers back. Crested Pigeons are sometimes kept in specialist aviaries such as in zoos but they are not easily obtained. we say he because he is very naughty and cheeky just like most boys. Depending on areas, and if Karen is unable to get to you but I am, I would be interested too. I was on the phone sitting outside this morning, when I felt something pecking at my toenails. I left her there with water & a wild bird seed mix for her to eat, till I could see she was eating on her own & would be OK. I was hoping, that Karen, who has similar experience with her crested pigeon, will contact me. Glad that he’s happy and healthy. I kept running. We used to have a pigeon like that. He said he wasn’t holding them tight & they came out so easy. The next thing I know is that it flew up on my shoulder and spent a few hours with me. Crested Pigeon. {{filterDisplayName(filter)}} Duration. I am soon to pass it on to someone I know who keeps chooks and pigeons, we were thinking it might do better with the chooks as it might have a hard time fitting in the with the fantail pigeons or homers. Her comes around every day to say hello to us & comes to get a feed but most of the time we don’t see her. Still are but he doesn’t seem interested in either. , Hello! I have a crested pigeon sitting on my shoulder at the moment. Please think about this when you find a baby bird (or injured adult) as shelters and carers will give these animals a very high chance at release and are able to find safe places for these beautiful creatures. And just as I was about to upgrade him to a new, bigger cage, he passed away. I don’t have much experience in keeping birds in aviaries. Check out our crested pigeon selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. 1. Just be aware that in NSW you need a permit (with training) to keep native animals. Is there any way that you can tell what sex it is? What do crested pigeons eat? He weighed only 90 grams, with an eye very badly pecked and signs of respiratory ilness ( snot on the beak, weazing). nawwww i love hearing everyone’s stories about there crested pigeons im 15 and have found this page while looking for information on the bird. First day/yesertday I can tell it had a rottin head ache. I hope not. Hi every one, I’d like to give an update on the crested Pigeon I raised. I feel so sad, and miss him terribly. Good luck. Karen is certainly right in deducing that it is someone’s pet, because the behaviour is certainly consistent with a bird that has been used to being handled. I sorely miss my pigeon. My email address is greatape@virginbroadband.com.au. I can’t let him go to the wild, because of this. Hi Sue, thanks for your question. One day, as I was doing my early morning run, a crested pigeon flew right in front of me on the footpath, and started walking towards me. You need to do this at least 5 or 6 times a day, it will let you know when it’s hungry but keep it somewhere, where you can see it & it can see you. It concerns me though that people think that honey is the best thing that you can feed birds, but it is actually the worst thing you can feed them in most cases. But some days there are many things to do. As far as I understand it, each state of Australia has its own regulations. Especially since so many of us love them so much and wish we had more. Hi Natalie, I have left a post on how to look after a young crested pigeon in an earlier post. Tony. I was just looking for a companion for an injured female (hawk attack & can’t fly) who has lived with my children’s Java Sparrows for a few years. As someone has said before let them free and if they love you they will return and most do can we give them our love and they give it back. Just thought I would let you know that you don’t need a licence to keep crested pigeons. we will have to see how things go. Hi Gabi, I think you should let it go, it was born & grew up wild & would not adjust to captivity well. I live in the country, & we have plenty of trees around here but we also have hawks & eagles, I’m hoping the chooks can teach her about them, but would hate to have anything hapen to her. http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v505/KurumisAngel/?action=view¤t=P7080701.jpg. I’m sorry that jackie died, its very sad when you try so hard to save them. I know this isn’t the case for all people here who have the birds (some simply can not be returned to the wild due to medical reasons) but most birds who are healthy CAN be released back into the wild (I myself am a volunteer carer had have personally released countless doves, wattle birds, wagtails and honey-eaters as well as watched the shelter I volunteer at do the same. My plan was to gradually introduce him to the outside world (he has been living in the laundry) with readily available seed and water bowls (when I have taught him to use both). He must be asking for food. Breeding season: Usually September to March; can breed at any time We had Kajabbi for years and there was no way we were going to knock a native on the head. In South Australia, for example, a few species may be kept without a permit. So I’m still having to shovel the food into her. Thanks for your comments and question. You need a licence to keep most native Australian birds in captivity, including Crested Pigeons. Yes – that is the most logical explanation. Because he was a baby when he met me he has no experience out in the wild. They make beautiful pets. He is a bit hard to work with at times, he seems to have retained alot of his wild behaviour which is great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWunLdnqBJU, Wednesday 24th December, 2008 at 10:39 am, CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor’s Birding for 1000 posts, http://www.flickr.com/photos/50716985@N08/sets/72157624164346156/, Thursday 30th September, 2010 at 10:20 pm, http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v505/KurumisAngel/?action=view¤t=P7080701.jpg, Wednesday 13th February, 2013 at 10:04 pm, Wednesday 25th December, 2013 at 10:26 pm, Wednesday 14th September, 2016 at 10:10 am, Wednesday 14th September, 2016 at 10:48 am, Wednesday 14th September, 2016 at 11:42 am. My pigeon was my pride and joy. The periorbital skin is bright orange. We found him after a lot of worry, but will not let him out again. (non-crested) This baby was late and I am not going to breed until next spring, the hawks are really getting on my nerves right now and it's very cold here in Texas so I have halted breeding. We live in Murray Bridge, 80km SE of Adelaide. She lays eggs with regularity. I picked it up and put it back in the tree, but on return it was back on the ground. I did a fair bit of research before I set him up. Anyway, it may come back to visit you, if it grows to trust you & you left food out for it. If I let him go it means I will kill him. Thought I would share a couple of photos I have of them for those that might be interested…. Thanks Trevor, I hope she can live a long live here even after we have left, she is such a loving bird. They usually feed on the seeds of acacia trees. Just keep in mind the incremin if ever one of your other birds ever get sick it really does work. Does anyone know where I can purchase a male Crested Pigeon ?? Hi there Sarah and Steve. Just wanted to write an update on the baby Crested pigeon we took in as a very sick chick. Bugger me it was alive. I don’t have any crested pigeons at the moment, but have raised them and put them back into the wild with no problems. Perhaps its breeding instinct kicked in and yours found some other crested pigeons to be with?. Every wildlife centre we took it to told us to ‘knock it on the head’. Sure hope they don’t have a cat. It has a feathered but slender, black spike on top of head. Discover (and save!) Hi …my crested pigeon has become aggressive again to the point where I’ve had to release him outside….he has flown away and I’m actually quite devastated because I found him out in the front yard and he was very friendly and sat on my shoulder and head…he would fly around inside my house and you could stroke and pat him…now he’s out in the wild and I’m really worried if he is going to be ok…any advice as I’m not sure if he will survive even though he is a wild bird…it seem common sense that he would be ok and free but I’m still worried. always have fresh water near by. We are in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney. I recently had a rather interesting comment on an earlier post of mine about Crested Pigeons (see Great Birding Moments #5 Crested Pigeons). Donna . Cheers My heart is already starting to ache and I believe I will worry a great deal for some time not knowing of her fate. But one day a butcher bird suddenly swooped mim and he flew off and kept going. If I tapped something with my finger, he’d come over to find out if I had food [handy if I dropped crumbs during a meal]. High quality Crested Pigeon gifts and merchandise. There are thousands of these pigeons and the wildlife centres don’t want them, especially when they are blind like ours is.
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