Why Do Pigeons Throw Up?

Why do pigeons throw up? If you’ve been looking for an answer to that question, then you’re at the right place. Throwing up in pigeon isn’t a strange thing. However, it showcases that something is up. Pigeons throw up when there is something wrong with them. 

Furthermore, I dug deeper into pigeons throwing up and found out that there are two common reasons why pigeons throw up. As usual, I reached out to my pigeon expert, who happens to be my Uncle. So a few days ago, I asked him about pigeons throw-up. 

He told me that he has only found out two reasons for pigeons throw-up. And he explained both of these reasons to me. I’ll share both of them with you right away.

If your pigeons are throwing up, then either your pigeon is already facing some kind of illness or it’s about to fall ill. The second possible reason could be stomach pressing which is normally caused by your pigeon drinking water rightly after eating food.

Without any further ado, let’s discuss both issues in a bit detail:

2 Reasons Why Pigeons Throw Up

1. Due to Illness

If any of your pigeons is ill, chances are, that pigeon might throw up. Heavy infestations can cause vomiting, diarrhea, polydipsia, weight loss, and dehydration. If you see vomiting in your pigeon cage or find pigeon vomiting in front of you, contact the nearest vet clinic or ask for recommendations from your pigeon expert.  

2. Stomach Pressing

If you just fed your pigeons, meaning, they’ve eaten pigeon food and drank water, which means their belly would be full of food. If you hold a pigeon in your hand, and if you unintentionally press its stomach, it might throw up. Technically, it won’t be vomiting, but instead, it’d be a little bit of water and food ejection through the mouth. It’s very common among the pigeons. So don’t grab the pigeons while they’re eating food or have just fed. 

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Your Thoughts on Pigeon Throwing Up?

Since you’re here on this blog reading a blog post about pigeons throw-up, it shows that either you’re a pigeon fancier who is finding a solution to pigeons throw-up, or you’re only curious to know the answer. Well, I did my best to provide a brief and understandable response to the question. 

Maybe, some of you would also be pigeon experts or pigeon fanciers, which means you can also share your experiences or learning about pigeon’s illness or throw-up problems. If you have been through such experiences, feel free to share in the comments section.

Kathy Gonzales

I'm an author of pigeonsmatter.com. I have kept pigeons as pets for over 20 years and have written several articles. Here in this blog, I cover topics such as how to care for pigeons, what to feed them, and how to keep them healthy.