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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello. I'd like to start training my ringneck dove to perch on my hand when I ask (mainly so I can get her off my furniture without having to poke her, and to get her into her cage at night). What would be good treats to use for positive reinforcement? I heard that they like eggs (boiled and...
  2. Training and Behavior
    So i adopted 4 homies from a local animal shelter. I don't think they are pure breed racing pigeons or anything but i am enjoying the hobby. I have been doing short training tosses with them and haven't lost them yet :) I've only owned them about 2 months. I don't know how old they are. i don't...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Does anyone have any tips on the following? Training a Satinette to come to its name Training a Satinette to fly to hand Im planning on training a satinette because my chuch is wanting to have some animals incorperate in some of the drama stuff. I was wondering if you could train a Satinette to...
  4. Training and Behavior
    Does anyone think Satinettes can be taught to do a few things? Flying to hands? Takeing a bow? Or learning to take money from a persons hand? Iv never had a satinettes befor so i dont know there intelegence level.
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Okay, i know no one has thought of it,:o but...could a pigeon become a theropy animal? I mean, they are smart, can be affectionate, and if we used a dropper pigeon, they wouldnt want to fly off. So, does anyone else agree with my thesis. Could this happen? Like with alot of training...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Evening fellow pigeon fanciers, I recently purchased three young birds which I have trained and raised to be healthy birds. I let them out for the first time the other day and all 3 walked around the garden and flew for a while. Upon calling them in only two returned. One of them decided to...
  7. General Discussions
    Ok right before Christmas of last year we found a feral pigeon. Took him home, he ended up having pox, we helped him through that. We built a cage for him n got him a friend. The feral pigeons name is Taco and the store bought one is Snow. Well, babies came, and grew and more babies came d grew...
  8. General Discussions
    I bought these two pigeons about a year ago. A male homing pigeon and a female homing pigeon. Theyre about three years old and i was hoping they would lay eggs so i could train thier babies but it doesnt look like they ever will lay eggs. So i was wondering if it was possible to train them to...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi all, When I look back at my brief stint as a pigeon fancier the only word that springs to ones mind is disaster. A few years ago I got into racing pigeons, acquired a few young birds and a few stock birds, I was hit with every type of disease and all my young birds died. After breeding my...
  10. General Discussions
    So I live on the 10th floor in Denver. I trained my 2 rollers to know to come back to my balcony by feeding them a little every time the landed here and not on other peoples porches or on top of other buildings. IT WORKED!!! WOOP! They never land anywhere else only my place anymore! Therefore no...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi everyone is there anyway to train an old bird to my loft I have had them now for about 3 months and they step out to the aviary almost everyday so they have seen their sorroundings. I also have young birds flying around any suggestions!!!
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hey guys and gals, I have a question for you and thought I would try and get a consensus or some ideas on where I should jump out to next. Our birds have been tossed from 50 miles and come back in good time. Now here the problem. Our loft is probably 100 miles off of the line. I have...
  13. General Discussions
    Hello all... A baby pigeon was brought to us a while ago and we've been looking after it. It must've been 2-3 days old when we first had it (eyes were still shut but opened the next morning) and I've been feeding it Kaytee Exact formula ever since. It's now a month or more old, just weaned...
  14. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I had a lightbulb moment today on pigeon 'psychology' and I want to share it with you and find out if anyone else feels the same. You will always win the waiting game! A pigeon (or most animals) will only hold its stance/mood/whatever for so long. I have a very skittish...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    this article tells how they did it, and it wasn't young or even 2 year olds. the need to develop broad breast muscles. This was written in 1980. notice how the development went for these long races toward the end of the article. Look at humans, the sprinters are young, but the distance racers...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi there i have three white doves. When they were young i would let them out and they would just hang around my roof and nearby. Then one day they flew off and didnt come back for 7 hours. It took ages to get them back in the loft. They have started doing this every day now. I even let them out...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am new to racing pigeons and i need some help. I have a fly pin and a trap already up what i need to know is how long do i need to let them go in and out of the trap before i let them free fly?
  18. General Discussions
    Hey everybody question about flying in the rain. I know people don't fly their pigeons in storms and such but I was wondering if anybody flys them during a light misty rain with no wind? I made a attached sun box for my birds to hand out in during nice sunny days and I caught a bunch of them...
  19. General Discussions
    Hey all. Recently, I just finished building my trap door/ landing board/ settling cage and I want to know how you guys (and gals) train your team to trap. I did watch videos on trap training BUT my pigeons dont go through. For example, (they are hungry) I put them all in the settling cage and...
  20. General Discussions
    How many months or day does it take to train my racing pigeon to go back and forth to their cage. they are adult pigeon which i buy to a pigeon breeder. and can you give me tips and tricks about this. sorry im new all about this pigeon thing and i love them very much. thanks in advance for your...
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