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I just discovered that Dulce my hen was trying to open the bath salt pot and she was peaking at it as it was something with a nice taste for her.

Do pigeons have a nee for salt or simply they find it has a nice taste?

Should I give my pigeons some salt?
 

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Plain salt is OK, but unless you can get some info on how much (to avoid overdosing them on it) you may be better off getting them a good quality pigeon grit with added minerals (which should include salt and other useful stuff)
 

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They have already grit and their suplements have all needed vitamines and electrolites, but i guess pigeons find salty food as nice as we humans do and they can get just too much of it if let free to eat salty treats.

What I find extrange is that some people advice to give pigeons not salty nuts, and others put of salty bar in the loft.
 

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pigeons do like and can use alittle salt. In order not to O D on it you can purchase small round salt for rabbits at the feed store & with wire ties tie to wire / wall / whatever in pen or small white salt blk for horses break up with hammer & leave pieces in feed dishes. Pigeons will peck at these when needed / wanted & helps to keep their beaks trim.
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Althoug Bath salts do contain a minimal amount of sodium chloride (table salt)
they also contain many other substances to produce colour & fragrance etc which would be harmful to animals or birds if digested.

Ask yourself the question, Would YOU eat bath salts?
 
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