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LWA Pigeon Post

Frequently Asked Questions about Pigeon Post
Wait, I can actually mail it without putting it in a box and it gets there?
Yes, really. And Yes, it actually gets to its destination. It may gain some scuffs along the way, but it makes it to the recipient.

How does this actually work without putting the pigeon in a box?
It violates no postal regulations. The pigeon is not hazardous, fragile, or perishable. It weighs under 13oz., so it is legal to place into a post box. Just because it isn't a rectangle doesn't mean it can't be mailed.

Can I mail it internationally?
No, unfortunately. The pigeon has no space on it for the customs form. If you do want to mail it internationally, we suggest you put it in a box. Luckily, the pigeon fits perfectly into the Large-sized Global Priority Mail Box, which you can get for free at your local Post Office!

How much postage does it take to mail the bird?
It costs $2.86 to mail it First Class domestically. We give you the postage for the first mailing in the kit. The instructions also have the shipping cost listed for repeat mailings.

Does it actually fit in a corner mailbox?
Yes! Just hold it by the legs and put it back first into the mail slot. You can view the video below of a Pigeon Post being mailed.


Send some stand-out mail with our "Carrier Pigeon" service! Send the Pigeon AS IS - No Box Needed! We give you everything in the kit to send the pigeon back and forth, keeping a correspondence through the bird, just like a real carrier pigeon.

Place your message in the supplied pouch, put the stamps on it, and pop it in the blue mail box on your corner! The bird will arrive at its destination to the delight and awe the recipient.

Included in the kit:
1 Pigeon (plastic, not real folks!)
3 Pigeon Post message forms
3 mailing label pouches
Instructions on how to mail
Postage for one mailing

Full kit
$35 -
(Pigeon, Forms, Pouches, & Postage)
Limited Quantity Available.

Refill Kit
$10
- Refill kit (6 message forms & 6 label pouches)

International customers - We cannot guarantee that your pigeon can be mailed through non-US postage services. We sell the International Kit (below) with the caveat that it is suitable for HAND DELIVERY or DISPLAY purposes only.

$30 - International Kit
(For those living outside of the US)
Shipped via Global Priority, $46
(1 Pigeon, 3 Forms, and 3 Pouches)
Limied Quantity Available


Safety note: These pigeons are for novelty use only and are not intended for children or for use as a toy.


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