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Bree - 2010-10-22
I think doves make wonderful pets. I was in a fast food parking lot and saw a blue jay attacking a young dove. I shooed the blue jay away and picked up the dove, got an empty box from some delivery men and carried it home. His (or her, not really sure) neck was bloody where he was attacked, so I cleaned it and applied some antibiotic ointment and fed him. I intended to keep him only long enough to get him well and would release him in the house daily to allow him to exercise. When I tried to release him a couple of weeks later, he wouldn't leave, just sat on a branch at my eye level looking at me. I kept him for a number of years before he passed, he was incredibly tame and would perch on a head, arm, shoulder, even ride on a remote control truck. He was very gentle and had a beautifully soothing coo.

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  • CJ - 2010-10-25
    Just as well that he would not leave. Releasing doves into the wild, results in death almost every time. They are prey animals to every predator out there, as the blue jay demonstrated clearly.
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Roberto - 2010-10-23
My white dove crash landed into banana trees in my back yard in the Dominican Republic. It was completely exhausted. I put it in a box and gave it mixed chicken feed and water. It ate and drank a lot. I then built a big cage that I mounted behind the house in a flower garden. My dove almost seems to be smiling when ever I talk to it.
How can you tell the sex? I would like to find a mate for it.

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Genne Burke - 2010-09-14
Hi! 3 Days ago I believe that a small dove showed up at our home. I had put a bird feeder out and it was happily eating. We have been giving it fresh water every day and it has been more than happy to hang out in our trees. We called our local fish and game to let them know it was here and that it also has a yellow cuff on its leg. They took my number and said as long as it's not bothering us then no big deal. I hope he sticks around! He or she won't let me ketch it but it likes it when I talk to it and stay about a foot or two away! I wonder if he/she came from a wedding or funeral dove release? If anyone has any ideas about where he/she may have come from or more info on how to take care of him or her. Please let me know by e-mail. Thanks!!

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Dayton Kenneally - 2010-07-14
I LOVE Diomond Doves, I have a Female one, her name is Alouet(French for Dove) I Pet her for 30 mins. b/c it said to pet or hold her for about 30 mins. In my packet I got a Pet-Co.She is the cutest thing on EARTH! She has laid 5 eggs 2 of which hatched because she was around Males at Pet-Co.
Still She sings(or coos?) lovely, I got her for Christmas.
DIAMOND DOVES ROCK!

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  • QUMAIL SHAHID - 2010-07-27
    Oh! Silly, diamond doves never lay more than 2 eggs. how its possible that your female dove has laid 5 eggs. if you have any problem then contact me at qumail.shahid@yahoo.com. Don't mind it's for your information. Thanks.
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MJ - 2009-03-23
Wow, it's really a great website indeed. I have also got white doves and they have recently laid eggs and I am very anxious to see the young ones. I got a lot of information from this site about how to take care of these fellows. Thanks a lot to those who have made this site.

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  • YC - 2010-07-18
    Wow, that's exciting. I have just got two white doves today for the first time. They are about 8 weeks I think( just left nest, all feathered obviously) . What age did yours start laying eggs?
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nika - 2010-01-13
Hi! I had 2 Diamond Doves and they breed and I had to sell a few birdies... :-) Thanx so much for the great info and pics!! Nika

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  • tina - 2010-04-10
    Hi I have a diamond dove I did have a pair but one's dead. I would like to know if I buy another and if not the right sex would they be all right together?
  • Dayton Kenneally - 2010-07-14
    It might be okay.
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Janal - 2010-04-04
We have noticed a beautiful single white dove in a nearby tree. It has been there for 3 days so far. It tilts its head when we coo, but makes no sound. It doesn't appear to be injured in any way. From what we've read, these birds are domestic and we worry that it can't survive in the wild. Can this bird survive in the wild? Can anyone tell us what we can do to care for and feed it? Is there any way to entice it to come down out of the tree? We would like to adopt it and care for it.

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  • Anna - 2010-06-20
    We have a similar bird next door. It has been sitting on our neighbor's window sill for quite some time. Can we help it in any way?
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Virginia - 2010-06-02
As I was trimming a bush yesterday I disturbed a pigeon and her nest. It was perched on a top board of a fence. She flew away but came back and is on the nest. Problem is that without any covering over her nest will she and her eggs survive the 100 degree heat coming in the next few days? Should I put bird seed close by so she can eat without getting too far from her nest? Water also? We can see her just out our kitchen window. She looks so worried.

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Natalie - 2010-03-28
Hi! my name is Natalie and I'm doing a report on Java doves. I actully have two at home named Fluffy and Flour! Your website is really helping me out a lot!

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  • natalie - 2010-03-28
    Hi it's Natalie again! 2 summers ago my Dad, my sister, and I were at Custurd time the ice cream shop. I looked in the window of the building next door and saw 2 doves! We walked in and the lady there told us that someone just took home the 2 dove's baby. Well,the next mourning the lady called us. We came to pick up the dove! It turned out the previous owner was annoyed by Flour's cooing and laughing! Now Fluffy will have a friend! I decided to name him Flour! Flour is so sweet but sometimes he gets sassy. I love him and fluffy so much! I'll be bringing them to school for my Java dove report on Thursday!
  • cynthiabyrd - 2010-04-14
    Hello! I am Cynthia, two doves were given to me and one passed shortly after and now my family and I have one named Sammy. He brings me so much peace just watching him interact. Your web page really helped me learn to care for my Sammy. They are wonderful pets to have!
  • bhavin - 2010-05-31
    Hi natalie where the white dove sell . I want a pair.
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Hayley - 2010-05-22
What are the Diamond Dove threats? I am doing it for my project and I need some help with this questions.
Thanks.

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