Reasons why you shouldn’t feed pigeons

People feeding pigeons

Pigeons are birds that are native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In 1600, Europeans brought pigeons to North America, most likely as a source of food. However, nowadays, the population of pigeons is growing rapidly. It is estimated that there are 400 million pigeons in the world. The reason for their population growth is that they can live on food leftovers and they became domestic birds. There are many people that enjoy feeding them without being aware of the consequences that feeding can have on birds, humans, and our environment. So, if you are a bird lover read this article and learn what are the reasons why you shouldn’t feed pigeons.

City pigeons are not pets

It is true that pigeons can be loyal and lovely pets. If they are raised properly they can bond with their owners and bring joy to their life. Still, those pigeons that are taken care of by birders are completely different from city pigeons. Be aware that city pigeons are not pets and