I just wanted to know if a 1 week old pigeon should be exposed to sunlight??? If so, how long? And until when?
Actually, no, it is not necessary at 1 week old, or 2 weeks old or 3 weeks old for that matter.I just wanted to know if a 1 week old pigeon should be exposed to sunlight??? If so, how long? And until when?
Thanks.. So you think I should put them back in the breeders loft without any sunlight over them??? Can I give liver oil soft gels to the parents so the youngsters can absorb some of it while feeding them??? If so, how often??? And at what age??? ThanksI would think that at one week old the only thing they should be seeing is the underside of their parents' belly!
OK.. Thanks for the advise.. I'll just let them have sunlight after a month..I think that perhaps you are trying to make this a bit too complicated. As long as the parents have a good balanced diet, access to plenty of good quality grit and lots of fresh water, the babies are going to get everything they need from them.
As Trees mentioned, at around a month old they will start being more independent, feeding themselves and hopping/flying around the breeding loft. Once their feathers have come in under their wing (again, usually around a month or so) they should be ready to wean.