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Facts about the Flying Rat, or Pigeon if you prefer

August 27, 2020 6:27 am

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Flying around, bobbing their heads, picking up anything that looks vaguely like food and generally pooping everywhere the Pigeon has become a numerous and rather destructive bird. Are we doing them a bit of disservice? Do you need to call the service of a Pest Control Chelmsford based company to get rid of some near you? If that is the case then Click here for pest control in Chelmsford and your problem will be solved. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about them before we judge.

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First of all Pigeons are incredibly intelligent birds. Not only do they recognise themselves but they are able to remember the letters of the alphabet and distignush between human owners. Racing pigeons, where a set amount is released and the first one home wins, is a very popular sport even to this day. The reason for this is that they have a natural compass and can recall routes home. They even recognise signposts.

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Pigeons are totally loyal creatures. When they find a mate it is for life. Countary to popular belief they only have two chicks.  It’s a very equal arrangement, both male and female make sure that the egg is incubated between them taking it in turns. Rather than moan about the droppings of pigeons there was a time when we highly prized it. It makes some of the best fertilizer. Finally the idea that pigeons spread disease is false. They are actually very clean animals.

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