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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello! About three weeks ago I found a baby pigeon, I guessed her around 15 days so she's around 5 weeks now. I started her on the Exact formula which she loved, but the past week 1/2 she started to reject it. I started feeding her peas rolled in crushed grit popping about 25-30 in her mouth...
  2. General Discussions
    I have two young birds that I keep as pets. I offer all kinds of food but they aren't interested in anything but a few kinds of seed. This is their base seed diet: http://m.petco.com/product/116421/Browns-Dove-Pigeon-and-Quail-Blend-Bird-Food.aspx They ignore the peas, corn, oats, wheat and...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I'm having trouble with my young birds this is my first year that I will be flying. At first they wouldn't eat but my mentor resolved this issue by telling me to put the feed on the floor in front of the feeder and that worked, but they have been eating everything except the corn for 2 days...
  4. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've noticed several discussions about pigeons that have a hard time transitioning from seed to pellets, so I thought I'd share my success story. I rescued a king pigeon, Southy, off the street last spring. I took Southy to an avian vet, who recommended gradually transitioning him from a seed...
  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...
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