Great Big News!
Lead Smalls & Exotics Volunteer Tracey Rice answered my questions about the Lobby Pigeons this way:
Q: What's it like sharing the lobby with a pair of king pigeons?
A: Lemon Drop & Coco are the ambassadors of the shelter. They are regal, majestic & beautiful. They greet you with a soft cooing that melts your heart......
Q: How are they doing in the Lobby?
A: Lemon Drop & Coco have adapted well to their new surroundings. They have each other, plenty of space to move around (including a cool 'slide' to show them down to the second floor of their habitat), and lots of people to interact with them....
Q: What would you say to other shelters considering fostering king pigeons in their lobby?
A: It's a win, win situation. It helps from an educational standpoint, explaining how king pigeons make beautiful additions to a household. It helps them get much needed exposure & we hope that after doing some research and talking with our experienced staff & volunteers, that people will consider adopting a pair of these gorgeous creatures!
Q: What do shelter visitors think about king pigeons in the lobby?
A: At first, they don't know what they are, so they either ask, or they read their Profile Card. Then, a conversation starts about what it might take to incorporate them into a household successfully.