Monday, June 13, 2011

FEEDING VIDEO!!!!!

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WATCH THIS VIDEO FRIENDS.

Why do pigeons bob their heads?

Pigeons feeding
Pigeons feeding
The pigeon has side-mounted eyes, unlike humans and owls which have forward facing eyes. As pigeons have monocular vision rather than binocular vision they bob their heads for depth of perception. The pigeon’s eyes function much better with stationary images and therefore as the pigeon takes a step forward the head is temporarily left behind. The next step jerks the head forward again and so on. This allows the bird to correctly orient itself.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

How to Treat Pigeon Lice

  
A University of Utah study shows that bigger lice prefer bigger birds. So if your pet pigeon is crawling with seeming large lice you are not just imagining the lice are super-sized. Besides irritating your pigeon, lice can cause damage to the feathers and severe skin irritations. Your bird will need treatment to kill the lice and their environment cleaned to prevent another infestation.
Instructions
1

Dip your pigeon in an insecticide water or dust bath that is safe for your bird. There are a couple of choices, and your avian vet can help you decide which will work best. You can use a permethrin dust to dust your bird. Another option is to make an ivermectin bath. Your vet can supply you with the ivermectin. Mix about 1 ½ to 3 ccs with a gallon of water and dip your bird into the bath for several minutes. Repeat the insecticide bath in a couple of weeks if needed.
2

Clean the pigeon's cage or aviary to prevent your bird from getting lice again. Scrub all surfaces with soap and water thoroughly and replace any branches that you can. Removing and replacing a couple of inches of dirt is also a good idea.
3

Prevent future infestations by keeping the pigeon's home clean. Food and droppings should be removed daily. All surfaces should be scrubbed monthly.
4

Quarantine any new birds for four to six weeks and until after their avian vet exam. Introduce new birds only after they have been deemed healthy and parasite-free. This will prevent any new birds from transmitting lice to your existing birds.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

MORE TAUKE'S!!!!























Pigeon-gram Air Mail service

Illustration 1: Map of Pigeon Airmail Route
Illustration 1: Map of Pigeon Airmail Route
The first organised pigeon airmail service was started in 1896 between New Zealand and the Great Barrier Island. The sinking of the SS Wairarapa off the Great Barrier Island, with the loss of 134 lives, was a catalyst for the service. News of the disaster did not reach New Zealand for 3-days and as a direct result a pigeon-gram service was set up between the two islands. Pigeon-Gram Stamp
Pigeon-Gram Stamp
The first message was carried in January 1896 and took less than 1.75 hours to reach Auckland. Up to 5 messages were carried by each pigeon with the record time for the journey being held by a pigeon called ‘Velocity’ taking only 50 minutes and averaging 125 kmph (only 40% slower than a modern aircraft!).
Special pigeon-gram stamps were issued costing 2/- (10 pence) each with the fee being paid in cash before the pigeon was released.

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Medicines For Pigeons




 The common aim is to produce the healthiest and most robust babies possible by the most natural means so that there is no compromise to the youngster’s immune system. In this way, the young birds will be naturally resistant to the illnesses associated with training and racing, and thereby require the minimal amount of medication during the racing season.

Medications are used as little as possible for the healthy loft. It is very difficult for us all to maintain perfect health in the race team during the racing season and it is the good natural resistance developed during the breeding season which helps us defend the flock against illness. It is now common belief that medications are needed during the racing season if perfect form is to be maintained. However, the medications must only be used when needed. The inappropriate use of medications will in fact turn the birds "off" and break their good levels of immunity.

Nowadays, the wise use of medicines is necessary for racing success. The medicines used for racing pigeons nowadays have been researched extensively so that they rarely affect the form of the fit bird and have minimal side effects for the ill bird. The correct choice of medicines is vital if the disease is to be controlled or cured in the quickest possible time. Obviously, the complete recovery of the flock is quickest when the disease is recognised and identified early. The early recognition of the illness minimises needless race bird losses and allows the birds to return to winning ways more quickly.



The "preventative" medicines

It is common knowledge that the healthy race bird is at considerable health risk in the race basket and must be protected from the "race basket" diseases by the prudent use of medicines. Medicines used in this manner are referred to as "preventative" medicines. The tired racing bird is most susceptible to disease from the racing basket and so the best time to treat in a protective manner is soon after the race.

The "preventative" medicines protect the healthy race flock from respiratory disease, without affecting the form or natural resistance of the team. I often ask the fancier to monitor the response of the flock to the "preventative" respiratory medicines so that the best timing is assured. There are a few tricks in identifying when to use and when to stop using the "preventative" medicines for the "resident" health problem. Firstly, look for a loss of form, the most obvious signs of which are dropping changes, no powder down feathers on the droppings, dry feathers and a lazy lower eyelid. In those flocks with a "resident" health problem there will be a positive change in the birds the day after the preventative medicine is given. Look for a very marked "brightening" of the eye, the powder down feathers will return to an improved dropping and the feathers become silky. The process is repeated each week for 2 to 3 weeks then stopped when the positive changes fail to show. Then the preventative medication is no longer used until the early signs of loss of form again return. With this method the fancier himself becomes sole master of the health of the race team. This method of controlling a resident illness takes some time to master but once mastered becomes a very important part of controlling a resident health problem.



The "curative" medicines

When there is a disease outbreak during the race season then "curative" (not preventative) medicines must be used. The first signs of a serious disease requiring a curative medicine are repeatedly poor race results over three weeks or heavy losses over two weeks. The exact nature of the illness must be determined then the appropriate "curative" medicine is used.

"Curative" medicines, by their very name, imply a dose of medicament strong enough to destroy the disease involved. Curative medicines therefore are not given to the healthy flock because they have the side effect of depressing form or affecting fertility etc. They are given only when the birds have an illness or outside the critical times of breeding or racing. They are often used in pre-season race and pre-breeding season health programs. The treatment interval (i.e. the number of days the medicine is given) is longer than that for "preventative" medicines. Preventative or control medicines are given intermittently for 1 or 2 days a week, whereas, the curative medicines are given continuously from 3 days to 45 days.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

White pigeon care tips:


White pigeon food: White pigeons like to be fed on commercial white pigeon food. One can also feed fruits like – berries, apple and pear to their pigeon. Vegetables such as – lettuce, endive, chickweed, clover, watercress and spinach are highly nutritious food fro your white pigeon. For smaller white pigeon you can use a budgie, millet spray or canary mix. One can also serve pellets and seeds to their white pigeon. Seeds such as - barley, linseed, sunflower, safflower, corn, green peas and canary seeds are highly admired by white pigeons.
Supplements for white pigeon: Supplements such as – vitamins, calcium, grit and gravel are essential for white pigeon. It is significant for one to provide proper supplements to their white pigeon.
Fresh water for white pigeon: It is significant for one to provide fresh water daily to their pigeon. One should regularly change the water of their pigeon in order to avoid bacterial growth.
Housing for white pigeon: It is significant for one to provide proper housing to their pet. The size of white pigeon house should be according to its size so that your pigeon can fit in comfortably. White pigeons love to fly so it should be spacious enough so that they can fly easily.The Hunger Games

Pigeon Health


BABY PIGEONS!!



THE OWNER SHOULD GIVE GOOD CARE FOR BABY PIGEON. FEEDING IN RIGHT TIME GIVING PROPER CARE IS THE DUTY OF OWNER. IF OWNER WANT HEALTHY BABY PIGEON THEN MUST GIVE INTENSIVE CARE.

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THIS ARE COMMON BIRD WHICH ARE FOUND ALL AROUND THE WORLD. NO NEED TO SAY MORE.

GHAGRA BREED!!!


THIS BREED IS TAKEN AS THE GOOD HIGH FLYERS. THIS BREED IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS GHAGRA IN NEPAL. GHAGRA'S ARE NOT COMMONLY FOUND IN NEPAL. SOME PIGEON LOVERS HAVE CONSERVED IT BUT THERE IS LESS NUMBER IF IT START COUNTING.

Pigeons in Wall Street

Medals Commemorating the Arrival of the Pigeon Post in Paris 1870
Medals Commemorating the Arrival of the Pigeon Post in Paris 1870
One of the richest and most famous families in the world amassed its wealth, certainly in part, as a result of exploiting the pigeon. In the early 1800s the Rothschild family set up a network of pigeon lofts throughout Europe and used homing pigeons to carry information between its financial houses. This method proved to be quicker and more efficient than any other means of communication available at the time. The speed of the service and the ability to send and receive information ahead of the competition helped the Rothschild family amass a fortune, which still exists today.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

KAAFRA'S OF NEPAL!!!!!






SOME USUAL BIRDS!!!!!




TAUKE'S OF NEPAL!!!!!!




COMMON PIGEONS!!!!!!

















How do pigeons navigate?

There are many theories about how pigeons manage to return ‘home’ when released 100s of miles from their loft. A champion racing pigeon can be released 400-600 miles away from its home and still return within the day. This amazing feat does not just apply to ‘racing’ or ‘homing’ pigeons; all pigeons have the ability to return to their roost. A 10-year study carried out by Oxford University concluded that pigeons use roads and motorways to navigate, in some cases even changing direction at motorway junctions. Other theories include navigation by use of the earth’s magnetic field, visual clues such as landmarks, the sun and even infrasounds (low frequency seismic waves). Whatever the truth, this unique ability makes the pigeon a very special bird.








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