Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Pigeons

Feb 20, 2017

The calming effect of feeding a pigeon is well known. All you have to do is go to the park to see people with the seed-filled bags, doling out a few seeds at a time. The flock will periodically take flight before settling in again to sort through the seeds.

Other than at the park however, pigeons have become a nuisance, especially in cities as buildings sprawl outward and grow upward. Pigeon guano can be terrible, coating building walls, painting sidewalks, and destroying the paint on your car.

That guano hasn’t always been such a terrible scourge however. There was a time when the mess pigeons left behind wasn’t a waste, but a boon. In fact, guano has historically been protected in European countries as a powerful fertilizer. France, Italy, and England have all used the guano to make their food grow better.

Another surprising note about pigeons is the fact that they spend so much time in the nest. Unlike most birds which send their young out from the nest after 2 or 3 weeks, the pigeon stays up to two months. They’re almost fully-grown by the time they get the nudge.

Give us a call today if you’d rather enjoy those pigeons at the park than on your storefront.

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