baby pigeons on my desc that were aparently abandoned
August 30, 2009 5:39 PM   Subscribe

There are three young pigeons on my deck that have been there all day with no mother around. (at least as far as I can tell) They look like they are about 75% of the size of an adult pigeon, and are not flying. Is there anything I can do to help them or should I ignore this situation because it is out of my hands?
posted by santogold to Pets & Animals (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Call someone who knows what they are doing.
posted by fire&wings at 5:43 PM on August 30, 2009

Response by poster: Please ignore this question unless for achedemic purposes only.

They flew away. (yeah) They only walked away before so I assumed they could not fly but when I tried to feed them they flew.

I am not going to post "how do you keep baby pigeons from pooping on your deck?" for at least a week.

posted by santogold at 5:50 PM on August 30, 2009

For future baby pigeon questions: Discovery: Why You Never See Baby Pigeons with info about how they are raised; a page that shows what pigeons look like at various stages of development, from day 1 to 31; care of a baby pigeon, plus more pigeon help here.

I am not going to post "how do you keep baby pigeons from pooping on your deck?" for at least a week.

I can answer this right now. You spend 24 hours a day, seven days a week working out strategies and defenses. You marshal all your wits, all your neighbor's wits, and the cream of your friends' and family's wits and establish your own little pigeon poop think tank; you organize troops and divisions, deploying airborne and infantry; you create flow charts, astrological charts, and spread sheets; you devise a distributed computing scheme, employ contract mercenaries, witchdoctors, and Faith Popcorn. And you fail.

Because the thing they don't teach you in Pigeon School is that pigeons are a billion-trillion times smarter than we are.
posted by taz at 11:06 PM on August 30, 2009

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