Pigeon Food

At Kwalite Pet Shop, we have A-grade pigeon supplies for our customers. We have varieties of food, treats, and accessories to meet the needs of your feathery friend.

What do pigeons eat?

Feeding pigeons is not an easy task. Not only do they require a wide variety of grains, vegetables, and seeds; but their diet also needs to be changed seasonally to accommodate the changing environment. The best way to figure out what your pigeon will enjoy as food is by observing it in its natural habitat or area.

On that note, pigeons consume a variety of things–including seeds, grains, and vegetables. The key to feeding your pigeon is variety; but the most important things to keep in mind are that too much of a good thing can be bad for them–especially during cold months when they need more protein-rich foods.

How do you know what pigeons should eat?

The best way to figure out what your pigeon will enjoy as food is by observing it in its natural habitat or area. If you notice it eating certain types of plant life or bugs while exploring, then these are likely some of their favorite dishes! However, if you’re not sure about this method then another great option would be consulting an expert on birds (like a veterinarian). This is because one size does not fit all with regards to pigeon feed and it’s best to get an idea of their preferences before stocking up on a bunch (which can be costly!)

Some healthy foods for pigeons

Pigeon feed can range from birdseed mix with a little bit more protein (such as peanuts) added, wheat bran pellets with different kinds of seed scattered throughout them, and high-quality pasta like brown rice spaghetti noodles boiled until soft before serving. Other options include oats soaked overnight or barley cooked into oatmeal breakfast cereal that you would usually eat.

Some unhealthy foods for pigeons

There are several things you should not feed your pigeon at all, or only in small amounts: avocado, grapes, chocolate bars (or anything with high levels of sugar), banana peels, and potato peelings. These can cause serious health issues like lead poisoning if eaten consistently over time. In addition to these specific items that pose risks on their own, the following food types may also be harmful depending on what they’re mixed with:

Macadamia nuts – when combined with birdseed mix it increases the risk of mold growth

Chocolate cake – because there is so much sugar it’s best avoided altogether no matter how well-wrapped it might seem from afar;

Peanut butter – if the peanuts are not roasted, or in some cases boiled for a few minutes to reduce the threat of bacteria

Melon with seeds inside- these pose an infection risk and can be fatal.

Peanut M&M’s – even though they have no nuts within them, their bright colors may signify that there is a dye used on them which could lead to illness from consumption;

Pecan pie – because it has so much sugar and fat

Canned water chestnuts- high levels of salt will cause your pigeon serious health complications over time.

Almonds (skin intact) – when combined with birdseed mix it increases bacterial growth. This is especially true if you’re using royal seed mix as well since that is often the case.

Can I feed my pigeon rice?

You can feed your pigeon rice, but make sure that it is thoroughly cooked before consumption. Raw uncooked rice has a high risk of containing worms and other parasites which could be harmful to you or even fatal for your bird.