Species group: Domestic Fancy Pigeons
Other common names: N/A
Scientific name: Columba livia domestica
The Tippler is a specialized breed of pigeon developed from sporting breeds like the highfliers, the tumblers, and the rollers. This performance bird competes to see who can last the longest in endurance flying competitions.
With these high-performance pigeons, their looks come second to their ability to endure long hours of flying. You can find Tipplers in a variety of colors, but if you're seeking a competitive specimen, look first at its ability rather than its plumage.
650-750 grams (23-27oz.)
29 - 30 centimeters (11.5 in.)
7 - 10 years
If you want to learn the best way to fly your Tipplers, you need to connect with other serious hobbyists in order to learn the best methods of training your pigeons to perform. Any bird that is expected to fly more than eighteen hours will need to be able to learn how to land in the dark.
While a single pet retired from performing could be housed in a roomy cage or flight like any other pet pigeon, a kit of performing Tipplers will need a specialized loft.
These tough pigeons should not be overfed but you will probably want to talk to more experienced competitors to see how they're currently feeding their winners. Like other fancy pigeons, they eat a diet that's heavy on relatively inexpensive seeds and grains, but you should also be willing to supply some greens and perhaps some vitamins in the water.
Written by Elaine Radford
A Necessity Item for Any Bird
Cuttlebones help keep your bird's beak in shape. Most also love chewing on the bones because they provide a natural foraging activity. Cuttlebones are also an ideal way to supplement your bird's diet with crucial minerals such as calcium to encourage healthy bones, nails, feathers, and beak. The cuttlebone usually comes with a small attachment so you can quickly snap it to the bars of the bird's cage. Your bird will chip away at it on a daily basis. Once the cuttlebone is gone, your bird will probably anxiously be waiting for the next one. .
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Clomicalm (clomipramine) treats stress and agitation. Many animal behaviorists believe that some birds pluck their feathers due to stress. The plucking becomes a nervous habit that is difficult to break. The prescription medication may relax the bird enough that the habit ceases. Unfortunately, when the drug is discontinued, many birds again start plucking.
Always discuss the possible side effects of the medication with your veterinarian before administering it to your pet bird. .
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