Pigeons are birds that you will find everywhere around the world, and you will find that they are often seen as a nuisance or a scavenger or pest that are compared to crows, and that can be true sometimes because no one wants pigeons flying and trying to steal their food or face the misfortune of having pigeon droppings land on you while you are out of the house. However, at the end of the day, they are also living beings that are deserving of respect and care.
If you happen to have pet pigeons of your own or are currently nursing an injured pigeon on your own, the first question you will probably ask yourself is “what do pigeons eat?” and that is understandable. We have seen pigeons all over the city peck at literally anything that looks like food, be it french-fries, bread, rice, and whatnot.
Pigeons are essentially known as pests that will eat whatever they can find, and this adds to their label of being pests and scavenger birds, and that does not really paint a good picture about them. However, if you want to know what exactly a pigeon is supposed to be eating as opposed to what it can eat, then the list is actually relatively narrow. Pigeons are known for being grain, seed and insect eaters. You will find that even wild pigeons prefer eating grains and seeds over anything else they find in the streets. Domesticated pigeons, on the other hand, prefer only seeds and grains, and this can include sorghum, peas, wheat, and corn and so on. Pigeons are also known for eating small insects as well, and from time to time do eat a bit of fruit and vegetables, however, their main diet is centered around grains and seeds.