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    How to Care for Pigeons

    ArticlePigeon AdviceFriday 25 February 2011
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    Pigeons are unique birds with many qualities that other pet birds cannot give an owner. To find out how to care for one, read on.

     The most important thing for keeping pigeons is their housing. You can buy pigeon coops at pet shops or learn how to build one yourself. If you add perches and line the coop with materials, this will make the coop even more comfortable for your pet pigeon.

    Pigeons must be fed on a regular basis. They can be fed grain based food such as rice, barley, peas, popcorn and bird seed. All food must be raw, however, and not cooked as this is not healthy for pigeons.

    Pigeons also need to drink water from an accessible container. You can buy a wide range of bird feeders and drinkers for sale.  The water must be changed once it gets dirty or stagnant.

    Once you feel that your pigeon is comfortable enough and accustomed enough to its coop and your garden, allow it to fly away. Pigeons have a strong homing instinct and if you leave the coop open they will come home soon.

    Finally make sure to keep the pigeon’s coop clean by sanitising it regularly.

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