Welcome to Pigeon Web – All you need to know about pigeons.
A quick introduction to Pigeons:
Offering an accurate pigeon guide on every type of pigeon is nearly impossible. However, we can focus on the basic commonalities of pigeons and offer you a pigeon guide that is helpful, useful, and informative. Pigeons can make remarkably fun and intelligent companions when they have been well bred, well raised, and well cared for. Your commitment to your pigeon, or pigeons, will almost completely determine how well owning a pigeon works out for you. Pigeons are able to bond to their humans and are able to develop relationships with the people and animals of the household.
Select your pigeon carefully. Know what your intentions are and what your interests are so that you are bringing home the right pigeon for you. Don’t settle for a breeder that makes you uncomfortable, appears too calloused, or isn’t interested in the health or socialization of the birds. Don’t be afraid to try other breeders.
Before you bring a new pigeon home make sure you already have his new home all set and ready to go. Research your food options via the internet or through the breeder and provide him with a well balanced high grain food. Make sure his living space is cleaned even before he moves in to be sure that all the processing chemicals have been removed. As your official pigeon guide, it behooves me to remind you that it is always better to buy the pigeon after you purchase the housing and food materials, not at the same time.
Handle your pigeon. Talk to him and touch him gently and allow him to get used to you and your voice. Giving him attention will make him more likely to be a lifelong buddy. Ignoring him in a cage will only isolate him. How often how well he was handled while he was at the breeders will also influence how easily adaptive he might be. A well socialized pigeon has been handled by numerous people during his squab stages. Otherwise you might have to take a very gentle and patient approach.
The more you learn about your pigeon, read pigeon guides, and implement little tricks and tips, the more tightly you will bond with your new pigeon. Pigeons can be kept in coops with other pigeons and tolerate handling or they can be kept indoors as a single bird with human socialization. While pigeons are not as popular as talking birds, there are plenty of new and exciting pigeon events being held all over the place that are striking up new interest in the pigeon. If your intention is to train your pigeon for a specific purpose, commence with the training within the first week of ownership.
Your pigeon or pigeons are going to need daily attention and care. Make sure you have set aside the appropriate amount of daily time to expend. Get in contact with other pigeon owners and develop a camaraderie as you share your pigeon experiences. It won’t be long before you know enough to become the pigeon guide!