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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, newbie here , my two ringneck doves that I house indoors recently hatched chicks a couple weeks ago. The chicks are learning to fly so they spray about a metric ton of sawdust into my carpet everyday. Our household is signed up to a "no junk mail" list but we still gets a bunch of random...
  2. General Discussions
    Hello, I recently adopted a pigeon who has one leg. I am in the process of quarantining her from my parrots, pending vet visit on 8/31. She is in a giant dog crate, lined with newspaper. I put a basket in for her with a towel in it, which she used for the first week, but now completely avoids...
  3. General Discussions
    I just turned my little shed into a loft and I don't know the best way to clean it. The floor has little bumps so it's hard to scrape. I was thinking on putting cat litter but they might eat it. What Bedding can I put on the floor to make cleaning a little bit easier?
  4. General Discussions
    Do you provide bedding it leave coop care. I have hay in ine because it's a solid wood floor not mesh. Makes it easier to clear out poop. But not sure if it's good or bad health wise. Keeping them warm. Etc
  5. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello! I have moved into a new apartment about a month and a half ago. Since I moved in there has been a male pigeon hanging out on my patio. I dont mind him there at all, he is so beautiful! He also doesnt mind me being out there with him. In the last week he has brought a 'girlfriend' to stay...
  6. General Discussions
    Hi everyone So I am going To clean out My loft toady And was wondering Can I put down some Red building sand Down on the floor ? As have lots of it And what do you guys think is the best Bedding for the bairds? Thanks Shakill
  7. General Discussions
    Someone from a pigeon rescue recommended that I use thrift store towels as pigeon bedding. Is that a good idea?
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a sigle pigeon living in a space of about 3.5 feet by 2.3 feet. I am struggling with the bedding. I need a few things: 1. I need something that will minimize the pigeon dust/dry poop spores - we are all in a very small (a single room), poorly-ventilated space, and myself and my dog...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Over the past couple of years, I have used different types of bedding on the floor to create a deep litter system. I started with ground corncob and it worked just OK. Some of the birds ate it which caused them to vomit and may have been the cause of sour crop in a couple of birds. It also...
  10. General Discussions
    Hi, I was just loading my fireplace, then it hit me. Would sawdust from clean cut 2x4's be safe for a squab, actually any size of pigeon indoor bed? I also should mention it is very fine and soft, not the hard poky dust.
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I need some suggestions on what kind of bedding would be suitable for the weather we have here in Seattle. Last year i did not use any bedding and I struggled through scraping frozen droppings and would not want to experience it again. If anybody can give me suggestions with wood pellets, hay...
  12. General Discussions
    Hi all I picked up some of this floor litter so it coats my pigeons poo so they are stamping in it constantly, it was in the cat litter isle and is called Sweat Scoop, here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000084F04?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1 I was just wondering what your opinions...
  13. General Discussions
    I recently purchased a guinea pig cage (29" long 17" wide 16" tall) for the feral pigeon I've been hand raising. I tried using paper towels, towels, and newspaper as bedding, but I feel as though I'm being wasteful because two times a day more paper is being thrown away. Today I decided to try...
  14. General Discussions
    Hi everyone! I'm having this issue with my dove (Palomiti): she (or he, I'm not sure anymore) has started to rip pieces of newspaper I put on the cage floor. The thing is I put the newspaper directly in contact with her/his feet because I'm afraid she might break a toe with the cage floor bars...
  15. General Discussions
    While my pigeons are still inside, im thinking of using corn cob bedding. I assume corn cob would be ok if they accidently or purposely taste it as long as they dont continuously eat it. And I know it goes bad if it gets wet. But how is it on their feet? And is it ok to use over all?
  16. General Discussions
    How thick should their nest be? I bought a small bag of timothy hay, through a bunch in the box, and a bunch more our on the floor for them to pick. But I was reading another thread about somone not having enough bedding and damaging the legs?
  17. Loft Designs
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3399917 can u use it for bedding ....i been using wood shave and it's to dusty for me. anything ya suggest
  18. General Discussions
    Hi there I'm in the UK, and I have been handrearing a wood pigeon chick for 5 days, I think it was about 13/14 days old now, and it is growing and feeding really well. However I have realised today that it is not using it's feet properly and is sitting on them with the toes curled up and...
  19. General Discussions
    I am wondering if "Nature's Gold" Premium Small Animal Bedding (made of natural pine shavings) would make good nesting material for pigeons? Or would it be harmful to them due to the pine odor or for any other reason? Any help with this would be appreciated.
  20. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have Fir tree bark bedding.. Can this be used for bedding for a nest for my pigeon? Not so much a "nest" as a "bed" to give my hand a break..was gonna add some other goodies too like tissue paper, straw. stuff for him to have fun with.. Just want to make sure the bedding is safe for him...
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