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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:24 AM

Pigeon loses ability to fly. He adapts by becoming one of the dogs.

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Reply Pigeon loses ability to fly. He adapts by becoming one of the dogs. (Original post)
catbyte Apr 13 OP
pennylane100 Apr 13 #1
secondwind Apr 13 #2
Butterflylady Apr 13 #3
lunatica Apr 13 #4
niyad Apr 13 #5
RestoreAmerica2020 Apr 13 #6
LiberalLovinLug Apr 13 #7
StClone Apr 13 #8

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:49 AM

1. I remember the time we had a bird in our back yard that could not fly.

We took him in and fed him and some wonderful lady from some bird welfare group came by to pick him up and took him to rehab. At the time I did not trust my cats enough to care for him at my home.

Your little bird seems to have a friend in your little puppy and it looks like they will be friends.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:50 AM

2. One of the Cutest videos ever, thanks for posting!

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:26 AM

3. What a sweet story.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:51 AM

4. What a sweet relationship between Herman and the lady giving him a forever home.

Itís all about love and acceptance. What a heart squeeze!

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:18 PM

5. Absolutely needed this today.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:40 PM

6. Sweet..

..thanks for sharing. Paz

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:24 PM

7. Amazing. Something I've never seen.

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:40 PM

8. As a kid I had many pet pigeons

Heart warming story of a fallen pigeon finding a rewarding relationship with caring humans!

Farmers ask me to take the young birds, after they blocked off entrances of nesting adult pigeons into barns. I can attest that young pigeons will beg for food to the point of sticking their beaks right in your face demanding to be fed. As, two days before the pigeon eggs hatch, both the parents' crops become engorged with fluid-filled cells. The pigeon parents regurgitate this thick milky goop into the mouths of their squabs. This crop milk remains the squabs' only food for several days after hatching.

You can see Herman the pigeon is quite interested in young animals as any adult male pigeon would be. A virus or injury disrupted the birds very complex semi-circular canal and/or lumbosacral organ. Not to get to technical but a birds' balance, and body positioning, are very acute and rapid. Herman's odd head positioning and loss of flight seems to indicate this injury.

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