Kit & Iris- adorable, adoptable pigeon perfection
Have you ever wished for a magical friend? A special little sprite that just seeing made you smile? What about a special pair of magical friends whose devotion to each other is a joy to witness? That's Kit & Iris! These two little married pigeons are extra cute, gentle, sweet, loving and just all around perfect. It's crazy that they are available for adoption but they are. (Click here for adoption info.) Pigeons in general are great fun to live with. Our adopters LOVE their birds. Pigeons are very mellow. We call them masters of the leisure arts. They love to lounge around on a sunny window sill (or better yet, their own pet hammock!) and nap like champs. Bathing, splashing and soaking in their own pigeon-sized bathtub is another favorite pastime that never fails to cheer all lucky enough to see. Pet pigeons pad around the house on their quiet little feeties (as they are officially called) and have an amazing way of fitting themselves into the family. They love "helping" their people (or at least supervising them- micro managers) whether dish washing, video conferencing, marathon streaming TV therapy or whatever.
This most perfect of little pigeon pairs was initially rescued in 2016 (separately), met in foster care and quickly fell in love. Little Roller Kit & tiny Olde English Muffed Tumbler Iris are domestic breeds created to somersault in mid-air (because people think that's cool). Unfortunately, between the predictable ease with which predators kill them and the risks of rolldown crashes, this terrible "hobby" costs many thousands of pigeons their lives every year.
Kit, a beautiful stormy gray pigeon, was surrendered as a youngster by her breeder to the Oakland Animal Shelter. She was injured and "rescue only". Her left foot was dying for lack of circulation and, under avian vet supervision, it was allowed to slough off leaving the stump as a peg leg. She gets around fine and appreciates the cushy, VIP, indoorsy life. Iris was lost, grounded and lucky to be rescued alive and taken to the San Jose Animal Care Center where he too was "rescue only". He's very handsome in his jet black and snow white with feathery legs and feet (muffs) that make him extra fancy.
Kit and Iris were adopted, beloved and living very happily but due to family illness, had to be returned to Palomacy and so they are once again in search of their home. Their foster mom, who would adopt them if not already full up, writes, "Kit and Iris are happy to socialize with people and with each other. I haven't seen another pigeon couple so in love. He just adores her and protects her and struts around for her. He's a very manly pigeon man. He likes to strut and coo at himself in the mirror. He's very entertaining."
And this is why we do what we do. This is why we exist. Without Palomacy, without all that you and so many others do to help, Kit and Iris, these two adorable perfect pigeons would have been dead and the world deprived of their very real pigeon magic. As well as the 160 other amazing adoptable birds currently in our foster care and the 122 we've already placed this year! Thank you for helping Palomacy help birds! Ready to foster or adopt? We're here to help make that dream a reality.
Palomacy's Current Foster Birds