Do Pigeons Die After Mating?

No, the myth that pigeons mate themselves to death is not true.

The average wild pigeon lives for 6 years and during this time they will raise at least 12 clutches of eggs, typically these will all be with the same mate as pigeons are monogamous.

If a pigeon’s mate dies then the remaining pigeon will then look for a new mate, this is a process that can take a few months or even longer (females take longer to choose a mate than males).

Given that the average pigeon is a parent to over 30 pigeons over the course of its life it is simply not true that pigeons die as a result of mating.

There are quite a few animals that this is true of but pigeons are not one of them.

Sure, pigeons do die after mating as most creatures do, however this is certainly not as a direct result of having mated.

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Where Do Pigeons Go To Die?
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Dan has been fascinated with pigeons since his youth when he used to feed them breadcrumbs at the local park. With a background in SEO Dan noticed a few years ago that there were very few websites around dedicated to his favorite bird so he set out to change that by starting Pigeonpedia.

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