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  1. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi I was just wondering what is the best thing to feed my birds. I have 6 ferals that visit my balcony. They seem to eat any seeds that I put out for them, but perhaps I should be watching their diet more, especially Mom and Dad who are feeding babies. At the moment they get lots of corn...
  2. General Discussions
    In the resent weeks I would feed once a day at 3:00. I have 3 yb, and 4 ob in a loft. I shake the can. Place the food, and leave it in there 24/7. I have on this site that to get the birds to trap sooner when they come to the yard (because they like to hang out on the roof edge and top of the...
  3. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I read with great interest a previous post in this forum, about using caution when switching birds to pellets -- making sure the birds are actually eating them and not going hungry. Well, since we've had Chauncey, we've noticed the flinging behavior -- chucking stuff out of his dish. We...
  4. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have an all white nonbanded ringneck dove that had been found by my neighbors being attacked by crows. It's been 1.5 years and no eggs so I'm assuming it's a male. He's very tame. I'm so glad I found this forum, I've learned so much from it:) I have some questions... I've been feeding...
  5. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello all....well I have asked Charis and Reti this but I still need some help.Petey is such a picky eater and he's not big on grit either (red, oyster or hi-calicium)...I see all these threads about the various things pigeons eat but Petey won't have any of it.He now eats two to three peanuts...
  6. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, For the past few days, my pet dove doesn't seem to be eating as much. She's still eating, but her poop in the morning are generally greener, and she doesn't want to eat in her cage much. She like to eat outside. However, even that seems to be less than before. She's about 3 months old now...
  7. General Discussions
    Hello everybody, I'm in Egypt and we don't really have many bird products here so I wanted your feedback on what I feed Noddy and Linda my Senegal doves. I give them a mix of: Goldenfeast California Blend (Get it from the States so can't feed it exclusively!) Uncooked short grained Egyptian...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi all, Me again :o Icarus does not eat very well. He leaves a lot of his food. I'm feeding a mix from the pet shop, and he mainly eats the canada peas and pop corn. He leaves most everything else. never touches the barley or safflower or milo. He's skinny, not plump the way i like a bird...
  9. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I'm still kind of new here but I've been thinking of getting an indoor, pet pigeon for some time now, and have been researching housing/food/exercise requirements. I have heard lots of opinions and advice on pigeon diets, and wanted to present a thought--My cockatiel eats a...
  10. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi there, I have a homer pigeon and a collard dove, both have been rescued in the past and been too injured to release back into the wild. Everytime I come into the room the pigeon flys down and sits infront of my plate wanting to eat my food, eventually he ends up standing all over it and then...
  11. General Discussions
    I've been trying to get my pigeon to eat food by herself, she does eat, but not alot. For awile I noticed that she seems to pick out all the safflower seeds before nibbleing on the other types, millet, and sunflower oil. So just to see what she would do, i went to PetCo and picked up a bag of...
  12. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi all, I found a junior pigeon on Thursday. In fact a stupid was kicking him. I yelled at the stupid man and took him to a more secluded area(I was at work still). I think he fell from his nest near by. After work I took him home (he was hiding under a car where I left him). I was afraid he...
  13. General Discussions
    if i buy wild bird seed mix from the feed mill, they don't have pigeon feed. what can i add to it? black oil sunflower, cracked corn, thistle seed etc, grit or does grit need to be separate? grit from the feed store or sand and gravel from the road? i have no clue. never bought feed yet. still...
  14. General Discussions
    what would you feed pigeons and how often do you feed them because my friend feeds them every day and he feeds them seeds witch the person they got from gave them but they dont eat it and also they dont seem to drink mutch (they are fantail pigeons if this helps)
  15. General Discussions
    hi i bought a feeding station for my beloved flock(one of the conical shaped ones with detachable bits for food and stuff,easy cleaning etc)i have filled it with pigeon faves and put it in favourite spot,,,but the little so and sos are just looking at it,despite it being filled with goodies any...
  16. General Discussions
    I might be getting a few young homers soon and I was just wondering if I can't get pigeon feed at the time, what can I feed them, also I do have a new unopened bag of the "Universal Blend"(for small birds) from Walmart- will this be okay?:confused: Here is the link for the "universal blend"...
  17. Breeds - Information & Identification
    Very very interesting. Don't know how I missed this thread all day today.
  18. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    hey,when i 1st became interested in pigeons i wasnt sure what to feed them,bread cake etc until my daughter said it was not too good for them,so we graduated onto seed,regular birdseed and they loved it,from then it was fatballs/seed from local fruit and veg store,i was in local pet shop...
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