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Rock Pigeon Makes Good Pets


Rock pigeon or rock dove is cute pet belongs to columbiformes family member have great resemblance with street pigeons found in Tallahassee. These rock pigeon have average 6 year life span but best live in captivity and live about 8 to 10 years with good care.   Feral pigeons are domestic pigeons as well as wild birds. Blue rock pigeon are introduces in earlier 1600 in North America, western Asia and Europe.

Appearance

Rock pigeon are commonly refers as pigeons have sharp pointy wings, red eyes. Wild rock pigeon have pale grey bars on each wing while domestic pigeons are in different colors and patterns. Male rock pigeon is 308 -344 mm long while female rock pigeon is 326- 324 mm long in length weighted between 238 to 302 grams.

Behavior

Rock pigeon are good flier and happily to live in flocks which their companions. They walked over ground and fly above on the sky. They are intelligent fine their home ways. They love to look sky for long time and set over trees, wires, windows and rooftop as we know these as city bird make their home on roofs and trees.

Habitation

Rock pigeon easily adjust in each environment either agricultural   area or urban areas. Wild rock pigeon lived in coasts yet lives in nest make on roofs of buildings and other areas. If you kept them home they ready a cage for them which are too wider and high that they can easily flap their wings. You can select a cage, aviary and dovecote for their habitation. Make you that these homes have proper space for fling or have shallow pools for rock pigeon bathing. Bring them out for cage and allow them plenty of rooms for free flying.

Feeding

Rock pigeon feed on seeds, weeds, and green foods.   Grains, berries, shoots, green leaves and cereals seed are their favorite foods. You can give them commercial bird’s food which carry proper amount of supplement. Fresh fruits like apple, pear, and berries also best for them.

Grooming

Rock pigeon need proper grooming when they preen themselves. They are clean in nature o clean their power wings with their beaks. They spry powder on feathers to keep them cleans and also molt feather once in a year. Rock pigeon take bath after sunning and preening. They make take complete bath or just prefect a shower. Rock pigeon are also keen for dust bathing.

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