Hope you are just kidding about coloring white birds. That can make them ill. Please look at the July 26 Palomacy Facebook post...haven't been able to figure out how to put the link here.
I can't view the article... I found the photo and comments... but I need a FB account to read the story.I don't have Facebook...I just type "Palomacy Facebook" and can read all the posts even without joining Facebook. Just scroll down to the July 26 post.
How is it inhumane? Its not causing the birds suffering or misery!Dying pigeons is inhumane. Toxic or not toxic it shouldn't be done to those poor birds.
pigeons are beautiful the way they are, whether they're white, gray or any other color. People who think they are "rats with wings" are just stupid (although I love rats). I wouldn't dye my pigeons' feathers so that people "like" them, I would educate those people instead.How is it inhumane? Its not causing the birds suffering or misery!
When people see my birds they are amazed and start to take an interest in pigeons... changing their view about them... realizing they are beautiful, amazing and very interesting birds... not just 'rats with wings' as many people think.
I put food colouring in the bathing water... they all jump in and bath... and get coloured. They don't care in the least.
I also dye my small white dogs ears and tail with colours. She looks so cute. Again I just do it when I wash and shampoo her and cut her hair. Would you think cutting a dogs fur and washing a dog is also inhumane?
How is colouring a bird any different from putting a ring on its leg?
I really don't understand how you thing its cruel.
women (or men) CHOOSE to dye their OWN hair. We deciding to dye animals' feathers/fur is not OK in my opinion.I lot of women dye their hair, is that inhumane?
I respect your opinion. I would say that be are deciding to keep and care for pigeons.. its not the birds decision either. I agree that catching wild birds and colouring them would be really wrong... but personally can not see any harm in colouring our pets.. so long as its not stressful for them and its not going to harm their health.pigeons are beautiful the way they are, whether they're white, gray or any other color. People who think they are "rats with wings" are just stupid (although I love rats). I wouldn't dye my pigeons' feathers so that people "like" them, I would educate those people instead.
Yes you are quite right... they are amazing animals... so are all my pets... I have chickens, dogs, budgies, turtles, fish, laughing thrushes, dogs, and lots of wildlife on my property. I am always surrounded by animals.. and its then you can see they all have feelings, emotions and different personality.. even my turtles... some are shy, some are aggressive and moody, etc. I used to keep husky coloured rats in the UK... they were very sweet and loving pets. Sadly we seem to be in the minority about our love for all life.. most humans seem to not give a single thought about most animals.
I do educate the people about my pigeons.... I don't dye them for that purpose though.. I do it because I love seeing the rainbow or colours in the sky.. they make a fantastic sight.
yeah, I don't like those rings either, because we can't see what's going on underneath. One of my pigeons was a racer (I found her with a broken wing on the street) and had a ring, when we removed it, we were shocked to see that her leg was deformed because the ring was probably too tight.
[If people use rings designed for pigeons.. they should never be too tight. They are very useful to identify which bird is which and so you know the age, breeding records and family of the bird... so you don't accidently let 2 siblings mate together. I also ring my parakeets for that reason.. as well as my exotic soft bill singing birds.. so people know they are not stolen form the wild and are bred by me in my aviaries. [/B]
what I liked about your first post is that you suggested the OP not to keep one of these pigeons in an aviary because it would be hard to find food for them and could become malnourished, which makes me believe you actually care about them.
Thanks. Yes fruit doves / pigeons, are really only suited to zoos.. they were one of the worst birds to clean out... apart from the penguins.. they stank!!!
women (or men) CHOOSE to dye their OWN hair. We deciding to dye animals' feathers/fur is not OK in my opinion.