Pigeons/Weaning

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Jem wrote at 2010-08-21 23:26:46
Hi, we rescued a baby pigeon and have been feeding him exact. However I am now giving a mixture of crushed wild bird seed, ready break and water. I think the bird is about 2 weeks old. Is this too soon? He seems to be swollowing okay and not seen any problems yet! Thanks.


polly wrote at 2011-09-03 17:52:00
I am hand feeding a baby pigeon approx 3wks old-was 2wks when I got it. I have fed it mostly small pigeon food which has been soaked in boiling water for 24hrs. I also have given it a pinch of small grit with each feed and a pinch of minerals each day,including small pieces of peanut.

He is doing well and I have droppings to be proud of.


Judi Timmons, RN wrote at 2013-05-11 14:47:54
I am fortunate enough to be able to care for 2 baby pigeons. The easiest way to feed them is to feel & palpate a sack/ pouch they have on their chest. When it becomes empty I feed them again. Depending on their age, 20-30 cc's of store bought powder( mixed with water) works well. They aren't like regular birds that open their mouths, you have to apply slight pressure to each side if the beak n pry open their beaks & use a dropper  or syringe to feed them. I usually feed them between 4-5 times aday. Do not feed them at night. They are growing well n thriving!!


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I can answer most questions about raising/breeding/racing homing pigeons.

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13 years keeping/breeding/training pigeons (mainly racing homing pigeons) and over 20 years raising/breeding/selling parrots

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American Federation of Aviculture, completed Level I course, Fundamentals of Aviculture. Keeping/breeding parrots and other birds for over 20 years, 13 years for pigeons.

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