How to Appreciate Pigeons

Are you sick and tired of those pigeons hanging around town all the time, but can't seem to get rid of them? Instead of complaining, the next best thing might just be to learn to love them!


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    Go to a place where pigeons usually walk around. Observe them and keep note of their plumage.
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    Buy some seeds (unsalted) at your grocery store and feed it to the pigeons in the park you first went to. Do not feed pigeons bread as it is not as nutritious as seeds and other foods they need to eat to be healthy, and the pigeons will fill up on bread instead of eating foods they need.
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    Establish relationships with the pigeons. Think of names and personalities for them,and watch them get used to you.
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    Look at all the variety in their plumage and try to actually appreciate it instead of just keep track of it. Pigeons aren't that boring as you think.
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    Listen to their soft cooing sound and think about it. Think about how lovely it is,and how bleak the world would be without these nice birds.
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    Research about pigeons on the Internet.


  • Include a friend! It's more fun to feed pigeons together with someone else.
  • Pigeons are very intelligent birds. They will remember pretty much anything you teach them.
  • Don't scare away the pigeons. Pigeons can remember people and treating them rudely one time can cause them to avoid you in the future.
  • Appreciate pigeons for what they are. If they are reluctant to come near you, that is ok. Be happy for the pigeons.


  • Pigeon poop smells bad and is contaminated with countless different pathogens. Stay clear!
  • When interacting with a wild animal, you cannot always predict its behaviour. Pigeons are not generally aggressive and prefer to fly away rather than fight, but any animal may attack if you cause it to feel threatened.

Things You'll Need

  • seeds

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Categories: Birdwatching | Pigeons