Originally Posted by jak2002003
Don't worry about the red clay... they don't need it... although it is good for them.
My pigeons have never had the red clay in 10 years and they are all very healthy.
If that's the case, then I'll just stick with the current grit I'm giving her now. 😅 As long as she continues to get better, I'm happy.
Originally Posted by laughingdog
Red clay basically has minerals and acts as a detoxification agent in their system n other stuff I forget. Activated charcoal would do same if needed, but your caged bird grit will do some of too. So no probs. Mine also like leafy greens (especially dandelion greens), bread, bugs, berries fruit etc, seen when free flown that a neglectful neighbors pair american rollers ate roadkill regularly for some reason..
Road kill? Wow..that's odd. Although pigeons do tend to scavenge, I didn't know they would go for that type of meat. 😷 I've been trying to get Novi to eat more greens but she doesn't seem too fond of them. I'll keep trying though, she might feel an urge for some veggies one of these days. Lol