As with any other birds, pigeons also require space and freedom to keep them going. You can either buy a coop or a cage. You can also build one yourself. Make sure the cage is big enough for your bird to move around. Keep them safe from other pets such as cats and dogs. You can also add extra accessories like perches, etc. Provide little shelves inside a cage for your pigeon to hop from one shelf to the other.
Pigeons love eating grain of any size and type. Corn, rice, barley, millets and peas could be just perfect. You can also buy readymade feed from a pet store but make sure they are not contaminated with chemicals or processed too much. Water is also essential in a pigeon’s diet. Give sufficient quantities of water in a bowl or cup. Change it regularly. Inculcate the habit of drinking in your pigeon.
Clean the cage periodically and remove the droppings as soon as you spot them. Pigeons do not have a great immunity system so you might have to take them to an aviary veterinarian quite frequently. Provide clean and hygienic conditions and you are sure to have a healthy pigeon for years to come.
Let them out in the open once in a while, so that they can breathe and enjoy the fresh air. These birds are very loyal to their owners and will generally return back after a short stint outdoors. If you have been providing your bird with the best conditions, they will always return back to their cages.
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