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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've read that pigeons require exposure to unfiltered UV light. When I bought my pigeons the seller told me they need sunlight every day. I thought of making a cage to put them out on my balcony for a while each morning, but right now in Canada it's pretty cold, below -10C and -20 with...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I recently adopted a handsome albino ringneck dove from my local shelter, and I just found out (despite my extensive research before adopting him) that doves, and birds in general, require a source of artificial daylight in order to properly utilize vitamins, similar to how reptiles do...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am using 2x100watt "sunlight" compact florescent lamps in each loft section to supplement natural light. We only have them on from 8/9 AM until about 7PM. Sun up is ~5:45 AM. Set is ~8:30 PM. Last year our birds seemed to molt at about 4 months. Those were late hatches (late May early June)...
  4. General Discussions
    I was wondering if anyone here had any information on the lighting and heating needs of pigeons. Currently I am keeping my two pigeons indoors and away from any windows(cage is huge) Natural light does enter so its not like they are in the dark however I was wondering if they need a UV light or...
  5. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I am looking for info on lighting for indoor birds. I had been using a 13w uvb reptile bulb on mine about 12 hours per day, 1.5' from the bird (6 days so far). Then I ran into an article about how uvb bulbs can cause cataracts in birds, not to use more than 3 hours per day, and NOT to use...
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