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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 6:51 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

toggle wrote:
is there any such thing as a healthy feral pigeon?

What is it that makes them intrinsically unhealthy?
Apart from the diet of discarded McDonalds.

Mrs R



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They happily eat vomit. It's a valuable city service of course, but puts me off eating them. many's the time I'd wander past a scrum of pigeons on sunday morning in manchester city centre wondering what they'd found...and then nearly lose my breakfast aswell

hand rearing orphaned ones randomly found in shop doorways certainly brightened up days behind my desk though They make excellent pets.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nat S wrote:
They happily eat vomit. It's a valuable city service of course, but puts me off eating them.

Certainly that is off-putting, but at the end of the day, vomit is exactly the same stuff as what you live off; the only difference is your stomach contents stay in contained in your stomach.
If the vomit was caused by illness, then maybe a problem, but probably 99% of urban vomit is alcohol induced.

Mrs R



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Nat S wrote:
They happily eat vomit. It's a valuable city service of course, but puts me off eating them.

Certainly that is off-putting, but at the end of the day, vomit is exactly the same stuff as what you live off; the only difference is your stomach contents stay in contained in your stomach.
If the vomit was caused by illness, then maybe a problem, but probably 99% of urban vomit is alcohol induced.


Lovely! You first.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nat S wrote:
Lovely! You first.

For some reason, when they see me coming, the birdies all try an' hide.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the robin was less that a meter away this am ,not tame yet

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 10 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:

Then again, if you can successfully establish the principal of grabbing them off the street, why not grab a healthy one?


Generally, if its healthy its a lot harder to grab. Doesn't mean it can't be done, but its not as easy.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Nat S wrote:
Lovely! You first.

For some reason, when they see me coming, the birdies all try an' hide.


But they still go for peanuts when they're laced with cyanide...

yummersetter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

when I read the thread title I thought spring had come early

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
But they still go for peanuts when they're laced with cyanide...

Well done. Prize goes to Mochyn.

lettucewoman



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought feral pigeons were vermin?

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lettucewoman wrote:
I thought feral pigeons were vermin?


So are wood pigeons. And rabbits. You can still eat them though.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
mochyn wrote:
But they still go for peanuts when they're laced with cyanide...

Well done. Prize goes to Mochyn.


OK so what's my prize then? A musical periodic table?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
OK so what's my prize then? A musical periodic table?

If that is what you desire.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 10 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
mochyn wrote:
OK so what's my prize then? A musical periodic table?

If that is what you desire.

I'm forwarding that to the old chap: every scientist should have one! (Not an old chap...)

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