Should I feed pigeons?
The obvious answer to the title question would
be “Yes, you should pigeons if you want to.”
Feeding pigeons can be a very pleasant
experience as you get to enrich more than one
life at one time. Pigeons are extremely likeable
and interactive birds that will even stand in
front of you and look you straight in the eye,
with the hopes that you are the kind person that
will feed them. This is certainly hard to
resist. Even harder to resist is the
overwhelming feeling that you are their only
source of food. When wanting to feed pigeons,
you best lay out the pros and cons of doing so.
Feeding pigeons could possibly come with some
unwanted consequences. One problem could be that
when you begin feeding pigeons frequently, they
will quickly become used to you, get to be
familiar with you easily, and come back every
day for more food.
Furthermore, your neighbours could also become a
problem if they feel that the birds are becoming
a nuisance. This of course, would be problem
when you are at complete liberty to feed them.
This would mean that you need to have the proper
means and location to regularly feed them
without anyone complaining. On the flipside, you
could also start developing a personal
connection and become attached to individual
birds. If you take pleasure in the company of
pigeons and feel the need to feed them, the best
advice to you would include a few pointers as
listed here. To avoid the feeding ritual from
being a problem to anyone, you can make sure not
to overfeed by feeding only a little at a time.
It also helps to feed in several different
locations, at different times and only every few
days. It is not recommended that you ever
trespass on private land to feed pigeons, even
if you really want to. If you do decide to feed
pigeons, you are kindly prompted to keep the
pointers in this article, in mind.
So what do you feed pigeons? Feeding pigeons
seems like a relatively simple thing to do.
However, choosing the best pigeon feed does
require a bit of understanding in regard to the
digestion of the pigeon. The aim would be to
offer them the same amounts of nutrient rich and
low fat feed that well-fed pigeons are thriving
on. Corn is always a good idea when feeding
pigeons, especially during the colder months. As
alternative to corn based diets, you could
improvise and create a more tasty diet for the
pigeons to feast on. For example, dried field
peas makes for the perfect addition to a most
satisfying pigeon diet. This particular diet
boosts their precious immune systems and
strengthens their muscles, feathers and bones.
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