Nutrition and extraordinary navigational capabilities of pigeons

A pigeon in Belgrade © matija.rs

A pigeon in Belgrade © matija.rs

Pigeons have extraordinary navigational capabilities. Even if you take them somewhere hundreds of kilometers away from their home where they’ve never been before and let them go, they will orient themselves for a certain time and then head straight home. Because of these extraordinary capabilities, pigeons have been used as messengers for centuries. During World War II, hundreds of carrier pigeons crossed hundreds of kilometers in order to communicate important messages and positions, many of them completing their missions despite injuries incurred during a mission.

What do pigeons use for navigation?

One theory claims that pigeons use the earth’s magnetic field to navigate, another one claims that they use the position of the sun, the third one a sense of smell and sight, the fourth one gravity, and so on. However, no theory is fully established and it is possible that pigeons use all of those things to navigate.

One theory claims that pigeons use the planetary grid part as a part of their navigation as well as communication. The planetary grid is a structure made of etheric crystalline that envelopes the planet and contains the consciousness of every species on the planet. Each species in the world has its own grid and there are currently about 15 million of them. For more information on the planetary grid and how species use their grids for transferring information read the book Lifetide, author Lyle Watson.

What do pigeons eat?

An average pigeon weighs 300 grams, although there are species such as the Victoria crown pigeons which weigh over three kilograms. An average pigeon needs 30 milliliters of water and 30 grams of food per day, which is 10% of their body weight.

Victoria crowned pigeon © Deerphoto

Victoria crowned pigeon © Deerphoto

By nature, pigeons eat whole grains and seeds. They sometimes also eat insects, but very rarely.

If you feed pigeons, feed them sunflower seeds, wheat, barley, millet, or cracked corn. The grains should be whole and raw, and the sunflower seeds should be raw, shell-less, unroasted, and unsalted. You can find sunflower seeds and whole, raw grains in most stores, especially health food stores.

Avoid feeding pigeons with cooked and refined grains such as white bread, white pastry, and white rice that are very harmful both for them and humans because they contain a large amount of added salt and yeast and because they are devoid of fiber and most nutrients naturally found in whole grains.

Pigeons @ Tanja Agapy

Pigeons @ Tanja Agapy

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