Don’t Feed Pigeons

Please do not feed the pigeons. There are dozens of reasons why, but mainly: feeding pigeons harms our neighborhoods and also harms the birds.

Large population of pigeons is a health hazard
Our huge feral pigeon population is a health hazard and creates many problems in the city. Pigeon droppings dirty public spaces, do costly damage to buildings, and can spread life-threatening diseases, especially to the elderly and immune-deficient. Their nesting materials block drains and harbor parasites like bird mites. Pigeon food makes a mess and attracts rats.

Feeding pigeons promotes over breeding

Pigeon feeding produces over breeding. Pigeons normally breed two or three times a year, producing two eggs per brood. Overfed city pigeons can breed up to eight times a year.

Pigeons are harmed when feed

When you feed pigeons, you are not doing them a favor. They lose their natural ability to scavenge and survive on their own. Pigeon over population leads to overcrowded, unsanitary conditions and produces sick and injured birds. A smaller flock is healthier and does less damage.

Feral pigeon nuisance is a common problem in many cities around the world. Feral pigeons are not afraid of people. The droppings of feral pigeons may help spreading harmful germs.

They roost and nest readily in man- made structures and have a diverse diet. The most effective, safe, economical and humane way is to avoid feeding the pigeons and disable their nesting and roosting sites. Both measures should be actively and effectively implemented continuously. This is known as habitat modification. Building management agencies, incorporated owners, individuals or organisations may obtain the services from Bird Control Specialist.

The most common type of pigeon found in urban areas is the feral rock pigeon, which has a short neck and slender bill. Because pigeons procreate in large numbers, they have come under scrutiny in many cities, and the feeding of wild pigeons has become illegal in many urban settings. Pigeons require a very specific diet in order to maintain their health, so whether you’re feeding pigeons in the wild or in your own coup, you should be careful what you do and do not feed them.

Human food can introduce bacteria to pigeons that they are not capable of fighting off. Diseases and health risks aside, feeding pigeons in the wild can make them dependent on human feeding and less likely to seek food on their own.

Feeding pigeons is a common cause to bird and pigeon problems. When you have individuals feeding pigeons on a regular basis, the birds come back time and time again. When garbage is not collected on time or the disposal area is in shambles, then pigeons have a source of food. Pigeons are clever urban animals and will make their home near sources of food. Well fed pigeons means higher pigeon populations.

To help reduce pigeon populations, reduce the availability of food and water outside of your dwelling. In an apartment complex, everyone will need to work together to stop intentional feeding of the pigeons as well as ensuring garbage is properly secured, and that standing and dripping water is reduced.

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