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Cynthia Shane - 2014-08-22
At wgat age do ring neck female doves begin to coo

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Cynthia Shane - 2014-08-22
At wgat age do ring neck female doves begin to coo

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Cynthia Shane - 2014-08-22
At wgat age do ring neck female doves begin to coo

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abdul rafhay - 2014-02-25
I have a pure white pair of finches. The female laid 3 eggs and began to incubate but stopped incubating after a week. The pair sits outside the nest rather than either of them sitting on the eggs. What is the problem with them? What should I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-25
    There's a few reasons why zebra finches won't sit on eggs. The first is because they are 'duds', and the parents will know if they are. Another is if you actually have two females, where one is laying eggs and the other 'acting' male, and in this case the eggs will be infertile. And another reason is simply that some times the parents don’t even know enough to sit on the eggs yet, so they won’t. Usually that happens with the first clutch or two, then they begin to get better. But not always, there are occasions where the parents never get the hang of it, so in that case the eggs have to be incubated by the keeper.
  • Lydia Ottinger - 2014-04-08
    I have a male and female zebra finch, they laid 5 eggs, they have been good about sitting on them but today they both were out for awhile, is that normal?
  • Melissa Reid - 2014-08-20
    My zebra finches incubated 4 eggs for 10 days, stopped for 3, (mated again 2 days after they stopped incubating), and today, 4 days after they stopped, they've started incubation again. Two are dark, two are yellow. Maybe she'll lay more? Or maybe incubation will resume? I don't know how long eggs can go unattended before they die.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-20
    The incubation of Zebra Finches is actually more complicated than one would think. Usually the parents handle all the aspects of egg laying and hatching, but they don't always handle it well. Here's a site on Eggs by the Finch Information Center  that talks about the process and many of the challenges that can come up:
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abdul rehman - 2014-08-19
Ive a pair of diamond doves but the problem is that I saw both of them cooing and one dancing I wana know that... can a female diamond dove cooo.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-29
    Yes female diamond doves can coo, but they are much more quiet than males, and when they do coo it is higher pitched.
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Animal-World info on Indian Ringneck Parakeet
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Gina - 2014-08-18
My indian or african ring neck is only 5-6 months old and she or he lost all tail feathers. Now she is beating herself. I was looking for lices but i dont see nothing. Anybody can help me ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-29
    Your cage may be too small, and if so, when it plays hard it will break its feathers because of the cage bars. It could also be starting to molt. Ringneck often start to molt at about 7 months of age, but that can vary with captive bred birds. A molt lasts about 8 weeks, but that too can extend for months in caged birds.
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Animal-World info on White Dove
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hailey booth - 2008-10-02
One day riding my bike on the golf green I saw a tiny white bird sitting in the green grass. I was instantly drawn to it and realised it was a white dove. I started to pet it and realised it wasn't trying to fly off. Picking it up I realised its feather were wet and it couldn't really fly. I picked him up and put him in my bike basked and we rode home 3 miles. I was impressed with its ability to sit and ride so quietely without fuss. She has since became my most favored pet and I named her Chmpagne Hope. She rides with me everyday now on the edge of the basket looking around and enjoying the freedom of riding versus flying I'm sure, for which she is still weak. I encourage her to fly around, let her sit in the sun everyday, and don't believe in caging her. So she goes all over the apartment, though she does perch herself next to me every night next to my bed. To look after me I'm sure, as I believe she is my spirit guide. What a beautiful and unexpected blessing!

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  • kram acoon - 2010-04-12
    Hi. I just wanted to ask you some q since you transpire to have some knowledge in doves. We have these large doves with fluffy neck feathers which i don't know the species or the breed. One problem is that they don't use the perches and are picky on food. Any recommendations? Are they suitable to let free outside for exercise and would still come back? We just acquired them 2 weeks ago. Please help.
  • Eli - 2014-08-18
    How do you deal with her poop?
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Wynn Smith - 2007-02-19
Generally when people use the term "white dove" they are referring to a bird that can be used for ceremonial release. We must educate people on this subject. Too many people are releasing domesticated ringneck doves into the wild where they can't survive and they die. A better alternative is one of white homing pigeons referred to as a "Release Dove" or "Release Duv". These birds are bred for their homing ability and return safely home after a release. A "Release Dove" is typically a white racing pigeon that is as big and muscled as a typical racing pigeon. These are bred to race home as quickly as possible. In contrast, a "Release Duv" is not a racing pigeon, but a smaller white pigeon with homing ability, that has been specifically bred for ceremonial release. They tend to be tamer, smaller, and a bit more onamental. They circle well and they return home from long distances, having been crossed with endurance breeds such as the tippler.

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  • Eli - 2014-08-17
    How can you tell the difference? I have been caring for a smaller white bird who was found hurt in my drive by a neighbor. Knowing that I had pigeons, he thought this bird was one of my own. But this bird is much smaller, delicate, and more fearful. I am really trying to figure out what he needs and how to help.
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Anonymous - 2014-08-17
Today we said goodbye to our beautiful white dove Ava. We enjoyed her gentle spirit and soothing cooing for 26 years. Farewell Aca!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-18
    Doves are such nice pleasant birds, My sympathy for your loss,  I'm sure she will be very much missed in your home.
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Pauline Bras - 2014-08-17
My patagonian conure has for the last four weeks had a lame left wing which seems to only get worse It is not broken but hr just lets it hang and does not use it at all please help any suggestions what could have caused this he did not hurt himself

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  • Anonymous - 2014-08-17
    It sounds like a visit to the vet is in order.
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