Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves is not so simple as you might be thinking. Magic is not just performing Magic Tricks. It is much more than this. Most of us, magicians, cherish our training and personal performances, always looking for perfection. So we can reach it we must take care of our friends, pigeons and doves.
However, when you are absorbed in our training, you usually forget about Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves.
I see lots of failures in the treatment of these little friends, always available for us, without complaining. I see failures with feed, health, housing and mating.
Well, besides we keep these animals in a kind of “prison”, we can make their lives a little bit happier. So, let us see some tips!
Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves – Some TIPS
Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves – Dovecote
Position – The dovecote must have the face toward the north, preferably. If it is impossible, choose to turn it to the west. The remaining positions can affect the health of your animals by the lack of sun and cold winds.
Ventilation – The dovecote should be dry and well ventilated. For that leave openings in the ceiling for air to be constantly renewed. They should be more or less 30 cm of perches.
Space – For each cubic meter of dovecote we should accommodate two pigeons to an excellent condition; 3 pigeons to a good condition and 4 pigeons to a dubious condition.
Perches – Insert enough perches for pigeons are spacious.
Drinking trough – This should be placed one meter tall. Thus, you avoid dirt and dust that are in greater quantity along the floor. Prefer glass or vitrified ceramic troughs.
Feeders – To prevent pigeons defecate them put them in front of the dovecote on the outside.
Floor – Must cover with pallets to avoid contact with the feces of pigeons.
Sunbathing – It is important that you try to make a gridded outdoor area for pigeons take the sun.
Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves – Mating
Mating can be done at any time of year, however, it is more advisable in the spring.
By its nature, the pigeons are faithful and monogamous. However, it is not always like this. Often you may want to force the mating by their qualities, in order to get the fittest offspring. In such cases, mating should be closed, in specific facilities, to ensure the identity of the father and mother.
Take two or at most three young pigeons per year of each couple. Then separate them not to weaken the parents and babies.
Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves – Feed
In general, you can make a mixture with
2 servings of cracked corn, 1 portion of millet, and one portion of the feed for quail.
You can also add a small amount of shelled sunflower seeds, however, give at intervals, it is a very caloric food, and you can fatten small.
Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves – Health Care
Always keep in the pigeon house a special container with washed river sand, mixed with eggshells, especially in the period of change.
Follow these tips and I am sure you will succeed in your doves and pigeons treatment. Do you know any other thing we must do when you are Taking care of your magical pigeons and doves? Let us know!