at what age are baby pigeons weaned and how do you know if there ready
Have you just gotten these babies? The "bloke" is an idiot. Three weeks old is NOT old enough to be taken from their parents and CERTAINLY not old enough to put in a box and ship somewhere.thanks you see i have order some van reets of a bloke quite far from me well the oppersite side of the country anyways when they came they looked very young so i phoned him up and he said that they were 3 weeks old he also said they would be able to eat and drink on there own is 3 weeks ok for them to go stright into a loft
Well, at this point, they're basically going to have to grow up fast.theres some pics of them if there not old enough to be on there own what should i do
just checked on them and they both have 3/4 full crops and i now have seen them drink do you think i can put these in with the othersWell, at this point, they're basically going to have to grow up fast.
I know that with my hand raised babies, although they WOULD eat on their own at this age, I had to "remind" them to eat. I would show them to food a few times a day, by "playing" in it and they would start to squeak and eat.......then I would have to show them the water, again, by "playing" in it to get their attention and they would take a big drink.
Are these guys eating on their own at all? If so, you've got them now, so all you can do is keep a close eye on them and pay attention to how much feed is disappearing and make sure they are drinking plenty of water.
If they are NOT eating......then I would pop some seeds down their throat and work with them to get them to eat. Shouldn't take much, but if they were still with thier parents, although they would be eating SOME on their own, Dad would still be feeding them a few times a day.
OH, I'm not blaming you at all. How would you know? Someone should take a big stick to the person who sent them to you though.and i did not know that they were 3 weeks if i have known i would not of brought them he said WEANED so i thought 6-8 weeks
The youngest I've ever seen fly was 26 days old, but that's not really normal I don't think. Usually, when I wean my babies at 28 days old, they can fly up to a low perch.ok thanks renee how old do they have to be before they fly