If you’ve ever wondered what a baby pigeon’s development looks like from birth through to becoming fledglings, the chart below shows you exactly how they look during the first 30 days of their lives.
If you’ve found a baby pigeon and have no idea how old it is then you can compare its appearance to the photos in this chart to get a rough idea.
Massive thanks to Arif of mumtazticloft.com for allowing us to use these images of his baby Turkish Tumbler pigeons for this chart.
Once pigeons reach 30 days old they are fledglings and are ready to leave the nest.
By this time they look more or less like a fully grown adult pigeon (which is why you never see baby pigeons), the only giveaway of their age is their slightly fluffier, cleaner-looking feathers.
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