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Pigeons

Pigeons

Pigeons are gentle birds who thrive on each others company. Their cooing and "laughter" are joyful addition to anyone. Like all birds, they have specific care needs that must be met over the twenty years they will live. pigeons are very peaceful and those kept as pets will even seek out affection from their human family.

Raising a pigeon as a pet is not a much difficult task. Although it is possible to hand feed the young squab, it is not necessary. Pigeons are excellent parents and will continue feeding their youngsters well after they fledge.  Pigeon droppings are messier than doves', so keeping one inside means constant clean-ups. Pigeons like to fly. Allow for at least some free-flight time, either inside or out.

The pigeon has a noble history and is one of the most loyal and devoted of birds, and, when raised with love and attention, can be a faithful and treasured companion.

Most species lay two white eggs, which are incubated by the male during the day and by female at night. Newly hatched birds blind and helpless. At first they are fed pigeon's milk, a secretion from the parents' crops that chemically resembles mammals' milk. After a few days the young are fed a mixture of milk and half digested grain by regurgitation.

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