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Michelle - 2013-10-16
Hello, new to this site and could really use some help, I found a beautiful white dove and so sweet by a ditch at a local Walmart. I brought her or him home and have been trying to bond with her...I've gone on different sites to get more knowledge of white doves and give her the proper care. I've tried everything, she won't let me scratch her head she's only coo'd twice or so that I know of, she's very skittish, she shakes if I get too close but also this is not always... She seems to really respond to high pitch talking and she's played with my earring while it was in my hand... She's ate out of my hand etc. I'm not sure and don't want to push her, I've tried to feed her bread and nothing... Idk what I'm doing wrong please help?

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  • Louise - 2013-10-24
    I had the same problem with my female dove but I was just patient and she finally started coming and landing on my shoulder and even now when I go to pet her she shys away but then comes back. Mine just laid her first egg today so I am excited to see what goes from here. I am also new at raising doves I have a male and a female. My male was easier to train. But like I say just be patient and keep trying she will come around.
  • Louise - 2013-10-26
    I had the same problem with my female just be patient and she will bond with you it takes time but she will.
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Sunny - 2010-03-17
I Had a 4 year old male spectacled amazon, who is looking for a girl friend :)
It is very hard for me to find a female spectacled amazon, did anybody know a breeder sale the baby female spectacled amazon?

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  • Mary Ellis - 2010-12-11
    I have a lovely female white fronted amazon called tilly and I am either looking for a male friend for her or will be willing to let her go for a minimum amount, or maybe if wishing to breed a baby please let me know.
  • mary - 2010-12-11
    Don't know whether you still have your male white front but need one urgently or am willing to do a breeding thing with my female. Let me know.
  • Mary Ellis - 2011-01-14
    Hi I have a female white fronted amazon who lost her mate last year and is desperate to find another man to share the rest of her life with. If you still have your young man or are looking for a lady for him please let me know. I am sure we can come to some arrangement.
  • linda - 2013-03-19
    do you still have your female white amazon? we are looking for a mate for our male white fronted amazon.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female also and would love to breed her. Who has a male?
  • Daniel Dolinger - 2013-10-21
    I have a 3 year old female 
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Peggy Brown - 2013-10-21
I have a 6 month old male LSC. He is so sweet and funny, he loves me but bites my husband. When we first brought him home he was fine with both me and my husband. After about a week home my husband was gone on travel for a week, when he got back things were different. Trying to decide whether or not to keep this bird, I have no problem with him, he has bitten me but he gets a time out for that. My husband can pet him but cannot pick him up a lot of the time because he knows he may get bitten. Had a session with a trainer/behaviorist for the biting issues, distraction works pretty well but for my husband it does not work.

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Richard Sage - 2011-03-09
We have a white ringneck dove that is about 11 months old. We just found out it was a female when she laid an egg, then 2, 3 and now 4. She has only taken to 1, the last. Will the egg produce a baby seeing she is the only bird with no mate?

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-03-09
    No, the egg will not produce a baby. Your dove must have a mate to fertilize the egg, otherwise it cannot hatch.
  • dot - 2012-01-18
    The eggs have to be fertilized or they will not hatch.
  • Harry Davis - 2013-10-20
    Not usually, the egg has to be fertile to hatch babies. She will have to have a mate for her eggs to be fertile.
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janet - 2013-10-11
My female white ring neck dove has a open wound on her stomach, does anyone know how I can care for the wound at home, do not have the funds to see the vet. Any help is very much appreciated, we lost our last female the same way and did take her to the vet.. Thanks Jan

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sam - 2013-10-09
The best little people in the world.

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Leanna - 2004-01-07
Williebird came to live with me about 3 years ago, after one of my best friends died. My life has not been the same since! She is a total chatterbox, which I love, I am mummy, the dog is called by her name, and the cat is called by her name. Intelligence is not enough of a discription about this species. I cannot imagine life without her now, and to think I was scared of birds before she came along! They are a lot of work, they need LOTS of attention, but worth every effort!!!!!

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  • sam - 2013-10-09
    I have a congo now for 11 years and I can not be with out her. She is my life. I work the midnight shift so I can be with her all day. She is very jealous of girls, so I don't date. I keep her very happy as she does me. If anything happens to her, I don't know what I'll do. I will die. She keeps me going as my significant other passed away about a year ago. I cry just thinking about her. The smartest girl I have ever known, better than some people I know, no joke. Time and care is all they need, oh, lots of love.
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Jules - 2013-10-07
I have a dusky conure and we named him coach, he goes by mini coach. We also have a great dog who gets along with mini coach. My husband I love our animals very much and we are dedicated to keep them healthy and go to our trip to our vet annually. Unless, there is something wrong or we notice a change in their behaviour. That being said, we took mini coach to his annual visit. It's been two days since we took him and we notice a big dramatic change in our mini coach :(. He was fluffy and standing on one leg, the same leg. However, he does eat whatever we give him. But he still stands and he has been standing on that one leg. Here and there he'll walk. But he was talking very much today :(. We called the vet and they asked when we came in for the visit, if mini coach got his nails trimmed? And he did..and I did notice that the doctor trimmed his nail a little short that it started to bleed. All I'm hoping for tomorrow is when I wake him up he'll be back to himself if not I am considering to take him back for another check up.

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no name please - 2005-07-25
We have a white faced cockatiel (boy) and another which i think is a pied cockatiel (girl). i have found that hand fed cockatiels are nicer than unfed. the handfed is the boy the other one is unfed. she is more aggressive and has less trust for us. Males are a lot more singy, at least mine is. he is so sweet!

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  • rozie stout - 2013-10-06
    Females seem to have a cranky side sometimes. I raise a lot of them. I don't hand feed but if the female is handfed it will be very friendly. Females do not talk or whistle any way none of mine do. I have probably 30 white face and 40 pieds and yellow lutino mixes. Of course I have them in aviaries and I live in the country.
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Louise - 2013-02-05
I have a male white dove and i am having a hard time getting him to bathe. He loves to in the summer but now what winter is here hes not fond of it at all. Funny thing he will let me bathe him with a washcolth. Would it be ok to use Dawn dishwashing liquid to help remove some strains he gets from walking under things like bits of dust on his feathers. Any advice you could give me would be helpful. He is such a loving pet i want to make sure i am caring for him properly. Thank you

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-02-06
    Personally I would just stick with water. Although Dove is a pretty mild detergent, I would be hesitant of stripping the feathers too severely of and natural protective dander.
  • rachel haris - 2013-02-12
    I also have 2 white doves who do not like to bathe. I occasionally stand them in about 1 inch of warm water and wash their bottoms with my hand then they had enough of that I then get a spray mist bottle and mist them lightly. After this very quick encounter they are mad at me for days the ends of their tails and the males tummy are a little gray it's bothersme because they are my babies and I want them to feel clean. I heard that a tiny dab of johnsons baby shampoo would work well not rubbed into the skin but gently massaged over soiled feathers snd rinsed very well in sink with a thin stream of water. I would never use dawn on doves too harsh and difficult to rinse out also johnsons baby bar soup.
  • Louise - 2013-08-29
    Thanks so much for the information I did try the spray bottle and he does like his feet done. So that worked for me. Thanks again for your support.
  • Louise - 2013-09-13
    Also if anyone knows anything on nesting for doves I would love to hear your comments.
  • rozie stout - 2013-10-06
    I'm pretty sure doves have a special oil within them and the oil cleans them from the inside out. The reverse of my birds. I raise parakeets, cockatiels, and canaries. They bathe in water I'm going to check on this I know I read this somewhere. Rozie
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