There is a variety of pigeons that you can purchase at your local pet store.
After you have chosen and purchased your fine-feathered friend, you will then need to know some basics of how to take care of him or her.
The first and most important thing for you to do is to find if you don't already have one, a veterinarian who will care for your baby pigeon. Set up an appointment as soon as possible for a complete physical examination fo your baby pigeon. Even if your pigeon looks healthy, and shows no signs of illness, you will want to make sure that it is in good health and free from diseases.
One thing to check for in a healthy baby pigeon is its feathers. A healthy baby pigeon's feathers are bright and smooth to the touch. Look at its eyes--are they clear and free from matter? Are they bright and alert? Is your baby pigeon's beak well-shaped and free from scales or abnormal growths? Are its feet also free from scales and growths? Is your baby pigeon interested in its surroundings? Is your baby pigeon eating and drinking well? These questions should be checked into and answered when you first get your baby and for as long as you own your baby pigeon. baby pigeons are like other animals in that they cannot tell us when they are sick or in pain, so we, as responsible pet owners, must keep a close watch on them to ensure they stay healthy and happy.
One of the most important things for your baby pigeon is a roomy, clean cage. The cage must be large enough so that your baby pigeon can move around freely in it. Make sure that your baby pigeon cannot get its head in between the cage bars, as this can be very dangerous to your pet. Clean the cage out daily along with your baby pigeon's water and food bowls. These need to be kept clean so your baby pigeon doesn't get sick from diseases or illnesses picked up from dirty bowls. Make sure the cage contains a perch too. And, finally, line the bottom of your baby pigeon's cage with newspapers or paper towels and put them down clean materials daily. A baby pigeon toy or two in its cage will help to give your pet baby pigeon some playtime too.
baby pigeons need a balanced diet along with plenty of fresh, clean water in order to help them maintain good health. You can purchase baby pigeon seed at your local pet store. If you are not sure what kind of seed to buy, then ask a clerk for advice. The seed you buy will depend on the specific type of baby pigeon you have. Like their friends in the wild, most caged baby pigeons also enjoy grain cereals, bread, nuts, berries, and fruits.
A baby pigeon is stuck within the confines of his or her cage most of the time, if not all of the time, and is confined to stay inside the house. Because of this, you must realize that your baby pigeon cannot escape from any toxins or odors that might be in the air. These toxins may include cigar or cigarette smoke, cleaning solutions, bug sprays, paint fumes, etc. Be careful not to subject your pet to these dangerous toxins so that he or she may remain in good health. If you are going to paint the inside of your house, for example, remove your baby pigeon from the room before you begin painting.