The Intense Life of the ‘Carrier Pigeon’

Essentially a Homing pigeon with further training, the Carrier Pigeon has historically led a very intriguing life. Living a life of servitude, this pigeon has been trained to fly between two destinations reliably and without failure. With the advent of tiny backpacks that can be strapped to the back of carrier pigeons, these little birds…

Pigeon Supplies

The type of pigeon supplies you will need will in part depend on the type, and number, of pigeons you are going to raise. If you are bringing home just one ornamental pigeon your set up of pigeon supplies will include a cage, food and water, basic grooming supplies like water bottle misters, and cage…

Pigeon Food

Not all pigeon food is created equal and not all pigeons will eat the same food. While pigeons on the street are more than happy to scoff up a your leftover pretzel salt of that French fry that has fallen to the wayside, a domesticated pigeon is going to need much more than a few…

Pigeon Decoys

There are all different types of pigeon decoys to suit your needs. Decoys, as the definition would suggest, are lure devices used to bring the pigeons to you in a timely and efficient manner. Just like any other decoys, the technology and design features must change every year or so because pigeons rapidly pick up…

Pigeon Clocks

Pigeon clocks are a rather simple device used to time pigeon races. In pigeon races, the birds are taken from their home stop and are released for their homing experience. The pigeons are then timed with a regulation pigeon clock in order to determine a winner. Using pigeon clocks that are too old, outdated, or…

White Pigeon

The White Pigeon is often known as the release dove for events such as weddings or sporting events. While it looks very much like a dove, the White Pigeon is a specialty breed of homing pigeon. Whereas releasing a large number of doves into the air during events is likely to strand hundreds of doves…

Feeding Pigeons

Feeding pigeons seems like a relatively simple proposition. However, choosing the best pigeon feed does require a bit of understanding as it relates to how the pigeon digests and ingests food. Not all pigeon foods are created equal, and many pigeon owners have taken to creating their own brand of pigeon diet in order to…

Pigeon Shows

Pigeon shows are a time for pigeon fanciers to get together and show off their unique and fancy pigeons in a competitive atmosphere. Very much like the principles of a dog show, a pigeon show is dedicated to finding the breed of pigeon that most closely resembles the standards which have been set forth. There…

Baby Pigeons

Baby pigeons, normally called squabs, require about 24 hours to peck and wiggle their way out of their egg. Those who raise baby pigeons need to allow the little squab to work their own way out of the egg, as the fight for freedom is a healthy part of their body’s development and any interference…

Tumbler Pigeon

The Tumbler Pigeon is a direct descendant of the Rock Dove, and has been a domestic breed of pigeon that has been one of the favorites for centuries. One of the popular breeds at pigeon shows, the Tumbler Pigeon is aptly named for its ability to “tumble” while it is flying. This means that it…