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  1. Forum Guide for New (or even Not So New) Members
    Hi everyone! First let me thank you in advance for your help. So, I found a baby pigeon about 12 days ago (it must have been 9-10 days old at the time). It was desperately trying to get inside a mechanic shop near my house but it was late and the shop was closed. My guess is the nest was inside...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, I'm still having trouble with Cosmo's diet after about four years. He has always eaten seeds that I found have a good price (for my feeble budget,) have a good mix of what I've read here, and are the right size for him. It's a cockatiel mix but I assume there's flexibility there. {I...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    UPDATE: SORRY I POSTED THIS IN THE WRONG THREAD This is a wild dove, but not the feral kind. First timer here. A very adorable collared pigeon was born on my balcony and at the moment I think it is 11 or 12 days old (see attached photo). But yesterday he/she/they already started to eat some...
  4. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I've been taking care of a baby pigeon that must have fallen out of the nest. It was about 3 weeks old when I found it. I hand fed it for almost 2 weeks and then gradually weaned it. It's about 7 weeks old now. It flies well. The problem is, I've been offering many things to eat...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    How much seed should I feed my ringneck dove daily?
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello everyone! My current orphaned pigeons are 4 weeks old this week. I have been caring for them since they were about 2 -3 days old. These have been my healthiest, most energetic baby pigeons ever. Most normal poop I've ever seen, super appetites, and prettiest feathers. Last week (week...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a 17 day old Dove. Mamma's not feeding her, as far was what see. How do I start feeding seed? Is this the age range?
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Can pigeons eat pumpkin seeds? The ones we can just normally buy in a grocery store? If so, how many is ok? Thanks :)
  9. General Discussions
    Hi, I have a rescue pigeon that I have been feeding purgrain daily. The problem is he leaves all the corn and peas. He only eats the small seeds. I have tried just feeding the peas and corn in his dish to force him to eat them but he went on a hunger strike for 4 days. Anyway, I am looking to...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    hi guys my dove got tired of her seed diet, i've tried 3 different type of dove seed mix and she simply dont eat them, she tries to eat and swallow but she drops them. i tried giving her brocolli and parsley and also bread crumbs and she does eat them. is it ok to give her parsley i heard...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I feed my pet pigeon canary & finch seeds & notice he always goes 4 the dark canola seeds 1st, the other seeds are white French millet, panorama & fine shell grit, some of the plain seeds get left behind. Why does he just go 4 the canola ones? & looks 4 more 2 eat where there is dirt & lawn...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So since late 2011 I started to get more interested in food and where it comes from and how its grown. I became a fan of organic/sustainable food. Unfortunately I haven't gone total organic yet. Another hobby of mine is beekeeping, pesticides and such have become a concern and an issue in the...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi folks -- I have a question regarding Freebird, a young homing pigeon who belongs to another board member (Squeaker). Freebird suffered a hawk attack a few months ago -- his injury was fairly extensive, and he was not treated with antibiotics (except topically) following the attack. He...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So a little while ago a posted in the 'feral pigeons' section about yet another pij I had found. This one has now bonded with me and is very affectionate and sweet. So this new post can now go into the 'pet pigeon and doves' section :D Anyway, when i first got 'pika' as I have called him/her i...
  15. General Discussions
    I rescued and hand reared 2 feral pigeon squabs. I got them weaned and everything seemed OK. But I have a big problem with one chick. It will only eat one kind of seed (a small red one) from the seed mix. It won't eat anything else! Its sibling liked the cracked corn the best, but when that...
  16. General Discussions
    My baby pigeon that I rescued from under a bridge has about 1-2 round seeds that I was feeding him in his crop. Theve been their from yesterday, as well as my formula ( hamburger , egg and milk, ) . The food hasnt gone down. What to do? he acts hungry , but I dont want to over feed him. He is...
  17. Performing Breeds
    Anybody here who is willing to share their knowledge when it comes to feeding tipplers? Whats a good flying / training mix. What are those seeds that they say, oily seeds? Are those millets? milo? canary seeds? What grains/seeds makes a bird healthy but they dont gain weight? TIA!
  18. General Discussions
    Hello, If all went well these 16 days my baby pigeons should hatch in two days! :D Cant wait. I hope the loft was not too cold for the eggs. And I was also wondering if buckwheat is good for pigeons? I recently bought this cockatiel mix that has safflower, wheat, small pellets, buckwheat, red...
  19. General Discussions
    Here is an article that I wrote when I got bored. Please fell free to comment about anything that I have written wrong or so. I do get a bit foolish when I get bored. :p Pellets How to Use them and How much to Use! By: Iqbal Niazi I am very tough when it comes to using pellets. I believe that...
  20. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I'm still trying to get my little dove, now 42 days old, to eat seeds. He is interested in them, but if he pecks at them for more than about a minute he will start to gag and throw up a little. Is that... normal? He seems perfectly fine otherwise, and eats his formula/seed mix from a syringe...
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