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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I'm still having trouble with Cosmo's diet after about four years. He has always eaten seeds that I found have a good price (for my feeble budget,) have a good mix of what I've read here, and are the right size for him. It's a cockatiel mix but I assume there's flexibility there. {I...
  2. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK Hi All, First of all, can I just say how wonderful it is to see this forum still up and running. Up until about 8 years ago, as a 'pigeon parent' I was very active on these forums--back when it was pigeons.com and then transitioned to pigeons.biz. I was a 'senior...
  3. General Discussions
    I'm in NYC and was wondering if there any feed stores closer than long Island to get good feed for your pigeons? New Jersey works well too I have a car. thank you, PIB
  4. General Discussions
    I have a small flock of 4 birds. What are some other treats i can give them? I've done my research but Please let me know if there are any items i should not give them off the list, pointers or ideas.. I GIVE ALL IN MODERATION: 1. Peanuts 2. Black oil sunflower seeds 3. various greens (...
  5. General Discussions
    My daughter found a very young pigeon yesterday (no yellow feathers, but still being fed we think). Vet says it just needs to gain weight. We tried our usual rescue baby pigeon formula on it (budgie seeds, scrambled egg, some food yeast). We hand fed and it ate ravenously but this morning its...
  6. General Discussions
    I have a 7-year old female pigeon. From her band, she looks to be an ex-homing pigeon, but I haven't been able to locate the owner when I found her about five years ago. She had PMV at the time, but recovered, although she still has the post-PMV neurological signs. She had a physical with an...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a dove that was 'rescued' about a year ago. Long story short, he fell out of his nest (or was pushed out) when he was a couple of weeks old and fell 30 feet tearing his chest and wings apart. My husband and I healed him, fed him baby bird food, and when we started weaning him off the baby...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi all-- I've been using Harrison's High Potency Fine (with occasional safflower treats, dark greens) for years for my companion pigeons. Recently, I was told I ought to switch to Harrison's Adult Lifetime. I'm concerned whether these pellets provide enough vitamins and minerals, especially...
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    My feral pigeon is not so feral anymore. He demands his meals, which he's eating on his own now, and hangs on the door to be let out. I scoop him up with no fuss. I have to do a couple things to pigeon proof a room and then he can fly loose. Is there other fresh food to feed with peas? I...
  10. General Discussions
    Hi all, Thank you very much for your welcome here. I knew nothing about pigeons until last Thursday, when could not resist to retrieve a drowning pigeon--just about expired--from fast-streaming water running along the sidewalk, the result of heavy rains we were having here in New York. Every...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello pigeon peeps! A little white homing pigeon I adopted last week (tentatively named Amelia until the gender test comes through) is cute as can be but unfortunately rejects ALL food other than safflower seeds. Her vet recommends a 4-day transition to pellets (Harrison’s) and says she could...
  12. General Discussions
    Hey I have 2 feral pigeons who are about 6/7 weeks old that I've raised since they were 5 days old & just adopted 2 fantails on thurs who are over a year old. I am new to raising pigeons and am still learning ... I know Im supposed to serve grit. I think I read in another thread on this site...
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So I've got this new bird, Clarence. Love him, he's beautiful and though at the moment he's not at all tame he's actually okay with handling once I grab him, I feel like once he calms down he'll be an absolute doll. He had his first vet appointment since arriving in my household the other day...
  14. General Discussions
    My hand raised pigeon, Noah, will not eat the larger seeds in his food mix, like the oats and died peas. He seems to only be eating the millet and other small seeds and occasionally I see him swallow bits of cracked corn. He tries to eat them but he just picks them up in his beak chomps on them...
  15. General Discussions
    Can or Do pigeons eat the seasonal Berries in the UK? Blackberry , Elderberry ? They grow in abundance here.
  16. General Discussions
    What I mean by manage is, providing them with enough food to be satisfied when they run out. So that the bulk of their feeding is more or less scheduled as opposed to "grazing" Currently I heap about 2 medicine cups of feed and I switch it out every other day. There's plenty of seed left that...
  17. General Discussions
    My ringneck dove is about 5 months old. He seems to have a decent appetite but doesn't seem to relish much more than his normal feed and spray millet. Things with even mild sweetness such as yoghurt or diluted honey seem to overwhelm him. Still he has trouble with some seeds. I've watched him...
  18. General Discussions
    Is there any benefit to adding lentils to my birds feed? I feed 3/4 EuropeanSupreme pigeon mix and 1/4 layer pellets. Ive heard people talk about lentils but wasnt sure if it was necessary for me to do - thanks everyone!
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I have a two year-old Capuchine pigeon named Schubert that I hand-fed from a squab, and he is very picky. If it is not small, round, and hard, he won't eat it. This means no corn, no fruits/veggies, no bread, no sunflower seeds... He has been living on a diet of cockatiel seed, the hemp...
  20. General Discussions
    Hi! I am wondering what is a good all purpose food, if there is such a thing, suitable for both wild doves and pigeons. I am a wildlife rehabber and I have 3 unreleasable morning doves along with 2 fan tail pigeons. I just got the pigeons and have them in the aviary with the doves plus a couple...
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