Baby Pigeons

Max and Buddy, the first dayMy daughter has two new charges, given to her for foster-parenting by the Wild Bird Fund. Unlike Pidgie, these pigeons were not injured, just orphaned and malnourished. The somewhat older one, Buddy, who is standing in the picture below, was already doing a great deal of wing-flapping and making flight attempts a few inches here or there when he arrived. Max, the real baby, would just follow Buddy around by foot.
After a couple of weeks, they could both fly, but Buddy was able to go higher. Their favorite place quickly became the bookshelf. I guess they liked the height. Buddy would go to the highest shelf he could manage and Max, who continued to follow Buddy around, would settle in a couple of shelves below. One day we decided to make him happy and put him on the same shelf.

Max and Buddy, on the bookshelf

By now — about a week later — they can both get to the top and are almost ready for the big wide world.

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3 Responses to Baby Pigeons

  1. HorseJumper12341 May 29, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    What a great cause! They both certainly look healthy, and happy in these pics.

  2. Anonymous June 24, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    Sheryl,

    About a year ago I read your May 2006 article regarding Pets and Pesticides. It is a subject near and dear to me. My dog (child) Luna became very ill about a year ago. We had her on Frontline and the home/lawn treated by a Pest Control Company. Like so many others, nothing was working to eliminate the insects from our property (TX Gulf Coast). Luna became very ill and we (and several vets) discovered that she was reacting to the Fiprinol, experiencing seizures, liver and kidney shutdown, skin rashes, etc. The Frontline was thrown away, the pest control company fired, and our research began. We tried brewers yeast, steeped lemons, if it was natural, we tried it. Nothing really worked. So, my partner (a biologist) and I sought an effective, safe, natural alternative to toxic pesticides for use on and around pets, people, and property. I quit my tax firm and the mission to save lives through education, information and alternative methods began.

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    Respectfully,

    Stephanie

  3. Anonymous July 1, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    Just to follow up, the link for the above company is http://www.Wondercide.com