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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I'm thinking about adding some dried bulk ingredients (eg from a grocery store) to a regular seed mix. Inspired by a review on the Hagen Pigeon & Dove Seed on Amazon "...take this feed and add (from the grocery store) barley, quinoa, split peas, lentils and other small dry items. I also add...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hey Everyone, I recently bought a 10 pound bag of wheat berries from Foy's Pet Supplies. I noticed that when I sprinkle it on the ground, the pigeons hover overhead but don't land to eat like they usually do. This happened with two separate colonies within the city. I'm beginning to think they...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a dove that was 'rescued' about a year ago. Long story short, he fell out of his nest (or was pushed out) when he was a couple of weeks old and fell 30 feet tearing his chest and wings apart. My husband and I healed him, fed him baby bird food, and when we started weaning him off the baby...
  4. General Discussions
    Hi all, Would you pls share all your experiences and info regarding to prepare a best all the time pigeon seed mix for high flyer pigeons ? :confused: In advance thanks for any info, Cheers
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I've been feeling bad about simply throwing away all of the seed that my pigeons don't eat. I fill up their food bowls with fresh seed every day, and we end up with quite a lot scattered on the floor (my pigeons live indoors with me). The scattered seed of course mixes with their...
  6. General Discussions
    I found my birds really picky about food. I normally buy huge bag of pigeon mix, but they always eat the small seeds, left corn not touch and spread it everywhere... I try to starve them for a day, but they still not touch the corn.... I am sure they can eat it, they just being so picky. any...
  7. 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...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi all! I was curious as to what the major difference between feeding birds seed vs pellets? I have never used pellets before and normally use the Purina Pigeon Maintenance or occasionally the Purina Pigeon Conditioner that they carry at the local feed store. I recently moved and the local feed...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    We have a pet pigeon we rescued and she has been a pet for some time. She is quite sick at the minute, just sits there "wheels up" and sitting in her belly. She has little coughing fits now and then and earlier she coughed up a lot of seed, was sick i guess! I think we have given her the wrong...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    hello.. my birds where eating mix seeds since the day they were born. But now i want them to eat pigeon pellets since i read that pigeon pellets are more complete compared to mix seeds. pellets will also avoid the birds to choose the seeds what they only want to eat. the problem is, they dont...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    where and how much do you pay for your pigeon food? only place i could find was mounds and it was 32 dollars for a 50lbs bag.... i feel like i am getting ripped off? oh yeah the brand is kaytee...and then there was another kaytee bag for 26 dollars? i live in madison wisconsin? any ideas
  12. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Someone gave me a baby pigeon a week ago. He didn't really have many feathers. Mostly down and quills. The wing feathers are now really coming in. Is he old enough to start eating seed? And grit? Do you let them eat grit first or mix it with the seed? Thanks, Wicker
  13. General Discussions
    I have access to barley,white millet,wheat,corn,popcorn,black rape,lim seed,canary mix,sunflower seed,jap millet,oat seed.what mix can i make for my pigeons with them?what rations do i mix together?i seek a breeding,molting and sprinting mix
  14. General Discussions
    Hello, I was at the pet store getting some grit, and I noticed what the parakeet seeds have in them and I was wondering if I should mix some in my pigeon food?? It has white millet, red millet, wheat, rape seed, and little pellets. Does it have anything pigeons shouldn't have??
  15. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi My pet pidge Billyjake has always eaten the smallest seeds available, I feed him a mixture of wild bird/budgie seed as the usual pigeon mixes contain lots of large food that he will not touch. I recently heard that throat restrictions or sores may cause a bird to insist on smaller seed, and...
  16. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hey guys! I ordered Harrison's Adult Lifetime Mash which I'm sure is good for pigeons, but I don't see myself convincing CUP to eat that any time soon. Converting a pigeon from seeds to pellets is one thing -- they're at least the same shape even if the texture is different -- but seeds to...
  17. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
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  18. General Discussions
    hi all can any one pls tell me where can or should I get food for pigeons in california? and also what mixes or what kinda seeds should I get for better performance and which will also help them get all the nutrients they need. sorry if it isn't the right place for this thread. thnx
  19. General Discussions
    ANy one have any good sites they like that I could order seed and suplys and pigeon what not?
  20. 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...
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