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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Any idea what I can feed a squab of 2-3 weeks? I used to feed them with moisted bread and I will do the same (also some boiled peas) but maybe someone has a better idea. Or maybe he is big enough for seeds? This is him:
  2. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    Hello, I was on a walk and found a crow perched on a window sill. As I approached the crow did not run away or even withdraw from my hand when I extended it and almost touched her [I'm going to speak as if I know the crow is a girl, even though of course I don't]. She let me put my shirt over...
  3. General Discussions
    Curious to know if anyone feeds or has ever seen their pigeons eat celery?? If so, which parts of the celery is edible? Seeds, leaf or stalk, or everything? Thankyou lots :)
  4. 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...
  5. General Discussions
    Where can you get pigeon feed in Detroit Michigan
  6. General Discussions
    Is there anything g dangerous to fee pigeons ? Dogs can't have chocolate or grapes. My parrots can't have chocolate or avocado. Is there anything g dangerous for pigeons? I ask because I put lofts Near a garden area and I'd throw an occasional tomato or peapod in the flight cage. Just...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi, I'm struggling to find a cheap supplier in the UK. I live in london and very few shops seem to sell pigeon food. I'm currently purchasing the food from, http://www.pet-supermarket.co.uk/ I'm buying this, http://www.pet-supermarket.co.uk/Products/NC3216/albert-e-james-popular Does anyone...
  8. General Discussions
    Hello, curious to know where you can buy good quality seed mixes in australia? Ilive in nsw. Thanks ;)
  9. 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...
  10. Training and Behavior
    Do you leave food down available for pigeons all the time or do you have a set time of the day every day that you feed,do you feed after they have been let out to fly to get them back in.... And what is the correct amount per bird ? I find they throw most of their food everywhere but maybe I'm...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I found a baby pigeon fallen from the nest, age should be between 3 and 4 weeks. Seemed healthy but thin. Not knowing when was his last meal, I gave him a few grains and water with sugar, and the next day he was fine. I started giving him more grain, but he can't make the digestion - it's...
  12. General Discussions
    I feed my pigeons (homers) wild bird food and whole corn (50%-50% ratio). Is that "good enough" or should I be feeding them more than that? NOTE: I have water available 24/7 and grit is also available 24/7. What do you feed your pigeons? Any advice for me (or others)? :) Currently, I have...
  13. General Discussions
    I have two 7 day old baby pigeons and they have solid food in their crops already (little seeds from wild bird food). They also had solid food at day 3, is that weird? According to a different thread, parents should introduce solid food at 15 days old. I know parent produce some milk substance...
  14. General Discussions
    As I write down the things I need to get for Jingles I keep coming up with more questions! I will hopefully be getting Jingles next week and am trying to prepare the best I can. I have been doing constant research on them but still have several questions (I have experience with some hook bill...
  15. General Discussions
    In reading online about nutrition and beans - I see that even dried peas and dried lentils have those "anti nutrients" and toxins. I understand that legumes are necessary for a complete protein along with grains. But if they are poisonous, how is it ok to feed them to our pigeons? If a bird...
  16. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    We found a pigeon today and it is about 10 days old, (we have worked this out from some pictures on the net). We have had stormy weather and the poor little thing has fallen out the nest. We can't find the nest or parents......... We have him in a shoe box with some tissues in our bathroom...
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    My pigeons do not seem to be that keen on the different types of pigeon food that I have brought over the years, they seem to find a simple mixed seed for wild birds far more interesting. They will eat the pigeon food I buy, but they show far more enthusiasm for the mixed seed. Because I am...
  18. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have had trouble getting my little group of pigeons to eat greens. I have tried chopping up things that are supposedly tasty to them, like spinach and lettice, but they ignore it until it is not fit to eat. The thing I have had the greatest success with is pots of live growing cress. They seem...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So since late 2011 I started to get more interested in food and where it comes from and how its grown. I became a fan of organic/sustainable food. Unfortunately I haven't gone total organic yet. Another hobby of mine is beekeeping, pesticides and such have become a concern and an issue in the...
  20. General Discussions
    My dove has had no food for the past few days the shops have not been able to supply me any and i am woried any ideas for what I could give him from house food. Thanks for the help
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