I suspect that it may be the latter – they are relatively common in aviaries. From watching that video, I’d say you’re right about the brain damage. Male or female…how do you tell? Your state National Parks and Wildlife website is a good place to start. I was wondering what you feed? Hurrah! I don’t have much experience in keeping birds in aviaries. I am in a similar situation with and have a young male. We use a syringe to feed the bird three times a day and have been for about two months now. I had a budgie once that I tried to tame and never succeeded. 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. Thanks for your helpful suggestions, Jane. Mine was a girl I’m fairly sure, and I don’t think it was a mating thing with her. She is quite content to be scratched around the head and calls to me whenever I enter the room. Found it in the middle of the road one day while driving, so took it home. We came across a juvenile crested about a fortnight ago, in the middle of the road during a storm. Hi Sue, thanks for your question. I have tried feeding him but he doesn’t seem to want any. Sorry I cannot help. A plea to all of my readers – please keep your comments civil. he doesnt seem to be a juvinille and is rather friendly but a tad spooked by all the commotion. If it is an injured wild adult bird, (it would have flown away if it could), then you need to feed it seed & have water for it, till it gets better & can fly again. I kept his cage inside, but during the day I’d put him out to enjoy the sun and air, and I’d let him out when he was inside so that he could play on the ground or snuggle up with me, which he loved doing. The Crested Pigeon builds a delicate nest of twigs, placed in a tree or dense bush. Other species may be kept with a permit and holdings must be reported annually. He requires a large aviary. He loves to snuggle and sit on my lap just like a lap dog and can be very naughty at times, but he is a great pet. At least I need advice, about this matter. hi there,,, I had the same problem and i mixed some weetbix with water which made a very mushy mix…. I went out to see if it was injured and it came over to me, followed me inside and has since been following me all around the house. Today I have found a 4-5 wks. Too much trouble. What im wondering is if theres anyone round that keeps these things where I might be able to find it another crested associate to give it some backup so to speak. Featherless baby birds have no feathers to keep warm. She sleeps in a cardboard box full of old towels and socks (and she seems pretty happy). I found this site looking for some information on Crested Pigeons and I’m a little sad to see how many people think it’s okay to keep a wild bird with no permit (or illegally) with no intention to return it to the wild. If released, it would probably be taken by a hawk very quickly as it would not be as alert to the dangers presented by living life in the wild. i have had many a crested pigeon, i feed all fleggling the granivour mixed with mealworms, a little insectivour. 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. Or in my case another one. She doesn’t like her cage, but I’ll put here there when shes too big for her box. There are thousands of these pigeons and the wildlife centres don’t want them, especially when they are blind like ours is. He is so quiet but he must be hungry? I really appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you for your fast replies i greatly appreciate it. A few years ago I wrote and told you I had a crested pigeon walk up to me and I took her home. 1. These include the majority of birds such as honeyeaters, insectivores, parrots, pigeons, doves, carnivores and most raptors. Leyla, I have answered your email privately on this matter. i would say that it is very young n has possibly fallen out of the nest as its been pretty windy today. Most don’t cost much to join and they provide training if you wish to become a carer. Sorry – the sexes are the same. Hi Clara, I am no expert when it comes to birds but i did learn that one from someone who is, and crested pigeons are very easy to look after if you know how. Hope Kerry gets this update soon. Please i need to no what i can do to help this little guy. The easiest way to check for brain damage in any animal, including humans, is to shine a light in its eyes. If you go up to comment no. When home I grabbed a large box, placed the bird inside with my jumper and put in some water. My crested pigeon has one bad eye, and would be regarded as `non releasable’ by Wildlife caring organisations. I packed it in my jumper and took it back to my office for the afternoon before heading home. In South Australia, for example, a few species may be kept without a permit. Hi Natalie, it sound as though it could have been shot. Crested pigeons diet involves small insects, small bushes, green vegetation, weeds, and seeds. Hi Kerry, I recently started wearing a head scarf which he hated and sat on my head attacking it, so that had to go. I don’t have any crested pigeons at the moment, but have raised them and put them back into the wild with no problems. When my pigeon Foz was alive he was always an inside bird. The pupil should contract, if it doesn’t then there’s a good chance its concussed. Oh – there is a simpler way – if it lays an egg…. When strong enough I released him back to the wild. Cheers She liked to cuddle up more than anything else, whenever I was sitting or lying down. I’m not sure how Trevor will be able to contact you, so I’ll just post my email address up on here. Thanks for making me laugh Sarah. I would be very surprised if you could buy one in India because I have never even seen one in a pet shop here in Australia. Long story short, he made it through and started eating on his own (budgie seed with a canary tonic mix from the pet store, which is linseed and wild grass seed mix). I was surprised to see it had survived the night. Hi all, But it’s happy living in our bathroom (can’t let it loose in the house as our house is too open & we have cats) currently as it always gets attention whenever someone goes in and now that it’s winter it has the bathroom heater so much warmer then being stuck out in a tree! You local pet shop should also be able to help. As they were going on holidays they didn’t want to leave it outside for a cat to get! 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