Rescuing a Baby Pigeon

The reason that you seldom see baby pigeons is that they do not leave the nest until they look like very much like adults. So if you recognize it as a baby it probably needs your help.

Pigeons make devoted parents but if a baby pigeon is taken from the nest or falls from the nest before it is fully fledged its parents will not recognize it and won�t feed it.

A baby pigeon will look a bit like a duckling. It has a long flat beak, yellow fuzzy hair, fleshy nose wattles , a short tail, no feathers under its wings, big feet and short legs.

These pigeons are in early development. They do not leave the nest until they are 35 days old.

20 days


12 days

This link will show you what a pigeon looks like as it grows up and help you determine how old your baby pigeon is.

The pigeon - from day one onwards in pictures

For advice on how to care for a baby pigeon go to

Pigeon & Dove Rescue - baby pigeon care

Austin Duck Police - baby pigeons