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Hand Feeding Baby Pigeons

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Does anyone here know how much newly hatched pigeons eat?

 

-Kathy

post #2 of 9
Can I assume you're looking for specific amounts...? Tsps/CCs?
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Originally Posted by caesargirl View Post

Can I assume you're looking for specific amounts...? Tsps/CCs?

Exactly! Vet books say to give 0.03ml per 10 grams, but I don't think that nearly enough. How much are you giving to your babies? I think mine that are about the same age as yours get 2-3ml per feeding.

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 10/6/15 at 2:52pm
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Mine are getting approx 3 tsps for each feeding. I'm using the Kaytee Baby at a thinnish oatmeal consistentcy. No reference olive found gives any specifics.
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I found this link, but it doesn't have any recommended amounts:

http://www.pigeoncote.com/vet/feedbaby/feedbaby.html

 

-Kathy

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Lol, I saw that! I'm feeding until their crops are full, just not hard. 9 am, small amount again at 1:30pm (befor work) again at 11pm....
post #7 of 9
Here's a thought... Any pigeon clubs in your area? I've called a local racing club here in Maine, no response as of yet.
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Lol, I saw that! I'm feeding until their crops are full, just not hard. 9 am, small amount again at 1:30pm (befor work) again at 11pm....

That's about how I do it.

 

-Kathy

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Originally Posted by caesargirl View Post

Here's a thought... Any pigeon clubs in your area? I've called a local racing club here in Maine, no response as of yet.

Good idea... I'll look into that.

 

-Kathy

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