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It can sometimes be scary to think about the many dangers out there that can threaten your pigeon. Many of these dangers are actually in your home that you may be unaware of.

There are poisonous plants and household products that are toxic, and I think everyone should be aware of the household dangers to your birds. Think of it as baby-proofing your home. But for pigeons instead!

Please have a read through the following website:

Bird Proofing Your Home

Plants considered harmful to birds

Plants that are poisonous for pigeons on Pigeon-Talk

Toxic and Safe Plants/Tree for Birds (also has a list of safe plants)

The following link has a long list of articles regarding toxic and poisonous plants and household products. Well worth the read: Toxins & Hazards



My wife and I like to snuggle up with the pigeons and watch a good movie, and there’s nothing better than a nice bowl of popcorn to tuck into while we watch.

Our pigeons however go absolutely nutty for popcorn! At the smell of the stuff Georgie starts running around franticly pecking the air, and Elmo charges the bowl! To wash it all down Georgie loves nothing more than a nice cup of hot chocolate :)

P.S. As pointed out by commenter Charis, chocolate is indeed toxic to all animals due to the compound ‘Theobromine’. Humans are able to metabolise this compound whereas birds, dogs, cats, etc. can’t. Birds are more susceptible due to their smaller size and faster metabolism.

Georgie is the only one of our birds who likes hot chocolate, as it’s primarily milk and a small amount of cocoa we felt this would be ok in very small doses (a couple of sips once every 2 or so months). Really not such a good idea though.

P.P.S. We are happy to announce that Georgie is no longer having any hot chocolate as we don’t want to take any risks concerning her health.