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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Seeking great grit without excessive shipping. Love the Versele-Laga but shipping has increased so much i am thinking about buying grit locally and adding anise powder. Any suggestions? Not sure if local feed stores have pigeon grit. Can pigeons eat chicken grit? Thanks!
  2. General Discussions
    I have a few homers, and would like to make grit for their loft.? Any thoughts are welcome. thanks
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! Adopting my dove tomorrow, and I opened the tube of Calcium grit from Kaytee just a few minutes ago and noticed a rather strong smell. It doesn't smell like rotten or anything, just kinda weird. Maybe it's because this is the first time it's been opened? Any help would be appreciated...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, A first time dove owner and I'm having difficulties getting my bird to eat grit. I've tried different kinds, had it in its own bowl, sprinkled some in his food (which he would just pick around) and trying to mix it in with his treats. For some reason he will not eat grit. Is there...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I recently (a couple weeks ago) purchased two pigeons from a nearby breeder/veterinarian whose employee either didn't understand me or was 50% off on the gender (one is female), and the two have already mated and the hen has laid her two eggs in a makeshift nest that she made from a hand...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Accidentally threw out our very wonderful Belgian grit! So now am trying to purchase some. Foys shipping is really high. Our last grit was Belgian grey and red plus oyster shells. Where is the cheapest place to buy good grit without paying twice the price just for shipping? Thanks!
  7. General Discussions
    hiii all few days after babies hatch, parent pigeons start showing strange behaviour...they fly all around the terrace and peck at the fine dust collected in the water holding tray under the flower pots, peck at walls, ground. if i keep them locked up they started to rush inside the cage to get...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This is a hen that had a 2 weeks baby that died (of overheat I suppose, here being some very hot days) and few days later I noticed her droppings progressively lossing the feces to consist yesterday only from urates. She also lay forward. From what I've read on this page, these are indicative of...
  9. 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...
  10. General Discussions
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has experienced any side effects from grit, namely Piminix? We used to have positive results at first, but lately the pigeons have been acting pretty 'off' following eating it. Nothing looks or smells out of the ordinary with the product. The birds go for it...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I'm a bit stuck on what types of grit and minerals to use. I'm new to keeping pigeons and was wondering what other people use and why. I've got them some red picking stone that comes in a little pot but I'm wondering if I should provide them with anything else. They don't get...
  12. General Discussions
    hii parent pigeons are eating too much grit, i think reason is brown chick peas,its very hard for them to digest it , so i will soak it but after soaking they dont eat it till i cut it into half. i give them contruction grade sand[which is plenty of available with me] and broken pink brick and...
  13. General Discussions
    Hello everyone, I adopted my first bird two weeks ago. They are a 10wk old ringneck dove, sex unknown. We're keeping him/her indoors in an aviary in the sunroom with lots of time out and about the house. As new bird parents, we're still learning about how to ensure our little poop machine is...
  14. General Discussions
    Till this morning I had 8 birds in my loft and added two more today. This is how I fed them: Food: 1. Around 8:30 am - handful of corn (one handful for the entire flock) 2. Around 9:00 am - foxtail millet, pearl millet, wheat, raw rice, paddy mix in ratio 1:1:1:0.5:0.5 3. Around 5:00 pm - the...
  15. General Discussions
    my baby pigeon(22-23days old) started eating seeds.I read online they need grit to digest those seeds problem is there is no pet shop nearby so can I feed him boiled crushed egg shells instead of grit?what to feed him for calcium?
  16. General Discussions
    Does it matter what type brick I use to make grit? I have those house bricks but they aren't red brick, can I still use them for grit? thanks
  17. General Discussions
    I've been searching all over for a place to buy grit and can't figure out which is the best kind to buy. Can someone tell me exactly what to get? I can't get a bunch of different things. I can only get one. Is there one on this page that would be good? http://pigeonplus.ca/Pages/mineralnutrition.htm
  18. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    This is grit mixed with oystershell, is the size okay for an adult pigeon?
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I live in NYC, so I don't have a feed stores around me (at least none that I know of). I also don't have a car, so driving somewhere is not an option. Where can I get REALLY good qualtiy grit, like the pink with charcoal that people are talking about? I would really like to get a quality product.
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I cannot find red grit anywhere here within 1 1/2 hours of keyser, wv and I'd really like to be able to feed my pigeon food that I can get at a store here. We have no petsmart or petco and the only feed store is southern states which does not have dove/pigeon food or the red grit. Right now I've...
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