Pigeon Tales

August 24, 2008

The Breakfast Orgy…

Filed under: birds,documentary,photos,PIGEON,pigeon babies — pigeonwriter @ 6:14 pm
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From the

Diary as of 7/28/2008

Each morning we will have the same breakfast orgy. While Willy and Joey get their breakfast usually on the balcony balustrade – while Pete is grumbling in dismay and would love to chase them away but I keep him off while showing him the red flag (the red cover of the little plastic box) – breakfast for Pete, Emma, Winnie and Jimi goes like this:

I shake the box when I get up (mostly the pigeons are already loitering on the balustrade – these little buggers know exactly when I get up normally) after I have openend the balcony door. Then I take the red lid off the box put the box on the floor near to the door and then place the lid back loosely on the box. All four birdies come in. Regularly Emma is the first but then she sees that the box is seemingly closed and she waits for Pete to open it. The two youngsters follow. Pete jumps in, one heavy push (looks like a sword fighter who kills his enemy) with the beak and the lid flies off the box! He learned this in a test we were trying on him a while ago. Very clever guy!!!

And then the orgy starts – four little pigeons diving their heads into a tiny plastic box…

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the comment on my extended family of parrots. These pigeons are adorable. Look how ugly ther were with no feathers. LOL. The tamer ones very often come on us to feed to get away from the squabling.
    To answer your question we feed the parrots sunflower seeds. When they first started coming we got a bag of mixed wild bird seeds but they always threw out everything except for the sunflower seeds so they why we now just get sunflower seeds.
    Now and then we have a piqeon, not often. They are funny looking here. It has a tuft on top of it’s head, cute in a way.
    You should try and get the feeding time on video.

    Comment by Mandy Harvey — August 25, 2008 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Mandy – this is so funny – “our” pigeons love sunflower seeds the most as well – apparently this is the best all-in-one food nutrition wise birds can get. Your parrots probably take them in the shell and love to open them…pigeons cannot do this – their beak is too soft!
    Btw – I have several feeding sessions on video – I need to compress them first on youtube before I can put them on wordpress – but I will do….
    Thank you very much for visiting this blog 😛

    Comment by pigeonwriter — August 25, 2008 @ 10:25 pm | Reply


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