Homing pigeons are from the Rock Pigeon family. This particular pigeon breed has an innate ability to find their way home. This
homing ability gives these birds the unique ability to return to its own nest and find its own mate. They are relatively easy to breed and are very useful as racing and carrier pigeons.
Homing Pigeons as Carrier Pigeons
Homing pigeons are also called carrier pigeons because they used to carry messages. These birds have been very useful during wars. They were used to carry messages through enemy lines. The trick is, these birds will be brought to a certain place, then messages will be tied into their legs, then they will be released to deliver the messages. For the birds to reach their destinations, they should be going to their own home. This means that the receiver of the messages have to be the owner or the trainers of the pigeons.
How to Buy Homing Pigeons
Some may think that homing pigeons are pets; they are not. They can be petted of course and they do need that. But they are bred and raised for the purpose of racing them. Their ability to fly up to 600 miles away then be able to go home is way they are good racing pigeons.
Homing pigeons are quite affordable and even rising them will not cost much. You have to be aware though that they do require special diets.
If you are planning to buy pigeons online, be sure that you will purchase them from a reputable website.
Get enough knowledge about homing pigeons so you will not make any mistakes in buying them.
Tips before Buying Homing Pigeons
The first thing you should consider before buying homing pigeons is how many do you want to own. You should also consider the space you have at home wherein you are planning to make a loft to keep your pigeons. For breeding of homing pigeons, you will need at least 4 young pigeons for the mating process.
You should also understand that caring for homing pigeons is not an easy task. They need a lot of caring and they require special diet and they need to adapt to some climates.
Inquire around before buying homing pigeons from one breeder As much as possible purchase from a reputable local breeder. That way the pigeons you will buy are sure to be able to adapt to the weather condition of your location. Always make sure that you will get healthy young pigeons at reasonable prices.
If you know someone who breeds pigeon, then asking for help is one of the best things you can do. Do not be shy in asking questions; you wouldn’t want to make any mistakes.
Browsing online is also a good thing to do. By searching for pigeon websites, you will be able to compare prices.
Learn everything you can about the pigeon society in your locality. Most organizations require membership especially if you plan to enter racing competition with your homing pigeons.
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