Karl...I'm going to send a link to yur post to some of our UK members. They may not respond until the morning as they may be asleep.
Ha! I've owned parrots and small birds, too, and something about the pigeons' attitude is really fun.I can't believe how amusing a pigeon could be!
Ive owned a hahnes macaw, quails, rosella, finches, budgies, parrotlets and they are all great, but the pigoen is really funny!
He picks food up and chucks it out the cage!
Then struts up and down the cage.
I think he wants a town pigeons natural diet-pizza, kebab, chips and burgers.