It may surprise people to discover that pigeons could be kept as pets. Pigeons are calm birds that are conveniently prepared and low cost to maintain. White pigeons can be found at weddings in place of doves for the ceremonial release into the air. Pigeon feed can be easily mixed alongside one another from many ingredients.
Instructions to Make Pigeon Feed
Determine what types of grains to put in in a portion of pigeon feed. Common items include oats, Australian peas, Maple peas, Canadian peas, garden peas, cowpeas, yellow corn, millet, barley, flaxseed, vetch and popcorn.
Maintain a minimum of 15-17% protein in pigeon feed. Protein and carbohydrates make-up the large amount of pigeon feed. A small amount of fiber is significant. Higher amounts can be fed to pigeons that are involved in racing.
Merge ingredients together and store in a loosely-covered, dry container. Keep a scoop inside the packet for easy distribution of pigeon feed.
Keep in mind a little exceptional facts about pigeons: They'll eat anything! Humans have 9,000 taste buds, pigeons have only 37. Pigeons have fantastic eyes. They can view ultraviolet light. Most birds take a sip of water and move their heads back to consume. Pigeons can use their beaks like a straw to absorb up water.
Tips and Warnings
- A couple of pigeons can fly about 50 miles per hour.
- "Rock Dove" is the term for ordinary pigeon.
- Small corn is usually recommended but pigeons are capable of regular-sized and large kernels as well.
- Avoid using white corn in feed because of its low protein score.
- Avoid using feed that could be moldy from poor storage.
A good pigeon feed is very important for the growth of pigeons.