Rescued King Pigeons Make Great Pets

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King pigeons, raised to be eaten as squab, occasionally escape or are set free by well-meaning but misled people. They cannot survive in the ‘wild’ and are usually killed by predators (including people) or cars. When delivered to shelters, they are most offen euthanized.

But they make great pets. Good natured and mellow, they love both pigeons and people and are easy to care for. They’re quiet, and they don’t bite, pluck or chew.

A predator-safe, protected enclosure, food, water, grit, greens and companionship is all they ask. If you are interested in fostering, adopting or donating to help care for these sweet birds, please go to

To learn more, visit Or if you find or have a pigeon that needs help, connect with Pigeon Talk at

Music generously provided By
Andr’es Segovia,
Brandenburgisches Konzert
Narration by Elizabeth Young, Patty Blau


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