Pigeon Food: Pigeons are delicate animals, they require special diets. Some keep them as pets while some train them for races.
These are calm birds and can be easily trained and not too costly to maintain. There are also some that rent their pigeons for special occasions such as weddings and funerals.
Pigeon Food – How to Make Pigeon Feed
Pigeon food can be easily mixed together from a mixture of different ingredients.
The are many types of grains that you can use for pigeon food, the most common ingredients are oats, yellow corn, wheat, millet, flaxseed, popcorn, vetch, barley, Australian peas, Canadian peas, Maple peas and garden peas.
Protein, carbohydrates and fiber are important parts of pigeon feeds. If you are breeding pigeons for racing you must put higher amounts of the said nutrients in their diets.
Mix the ingredients well together and always store in a loosely-covered and dry container. Use a clean scoop for the feeds and keep it inside the container for easy distribution.
Things you should know about Pigeon Food and their Eating Habits
You should know that pigeons will eat almost anything, so be sure that you keep them well fed with their own food.
Domesticated pigeons are a lot different from pigeons you can find on the streets, which you can feed almost anything.
Pigeons use their beaks to suck up water; very different from most birds that take sips of water then toss their heads back to swallow.
Though there are pigeons that eat worms and snails, most do not. So, do not attempt feeding them these animals.
They are sensitive that feeding them constantly with your left over foods might harm their health.
They are in constant need to be fed, and poor diet is the quickest way to shorten their lifespan.
Dried peas should be the number one on the list of your pigeon food.
Pigeons love pellets and they should be included in their diet mixed with real meat proteins.
Fresh green vegetables and fruits are also good part of pigeon diets. Just make sure that you offer your birds, clean and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Always keep your pigeons’ cages from leftover foods as they may harm them.
Where to Buy Pigeon Food
The best place to buy pigeon food if from breeders and specialty pet stores. Every store can provide you with a variety of pigeon food. The best food for pigeons is those with a good combination of quality grains.
If you are not sure where to buy pigeon food, you can always browse online for the best places to go. There are numerous websites that offer not just pigeons for sale but also quality pigeon food.
Just be sure that you know what you are looking for. When you are searching, be sure that you will inquire from a reputable site.
If you are planning to buy from a local pet store, do not hesitate to ask for suggestions and tips especially if you are new in raising pigeons.
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