Animal Stories - Diamond Dove


Animal-World Information about: Diamond Dove

   The Diamond Dove is one of the smallest doves and is considered to be one of the most beautiful!
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Doris Marsilii - 2014-10-17
How do you stop doves from excessive 'mourning' sounds? It's driving me crazy.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-18
    Doves coo when they are happy, excited, and they coo to connect with each other. Males tend to have a louder or harsher coo. Doves do bond easily with their keepers and can coo because they want some attention. Giving them some regular play time with you can help them calm down. They also tend to get noisy when it gets light in the morning and covering their cage with a dark sheet or blanket can help.
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doverony - 2014-09-29
hi i have a diamond dove pair, 3 days b4 my male dove fly away, then i bought a new male dove but previous pair behavier looking helpful and share mentality. Now with this new male dove previous female not match. they always distance create. but not make fighting. 2 days running that i bought new male. previous female age 5 months & new male age 8 months. how i solve this problem & make a sweet pair like previous?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-29
    I'm thinking you're going to have to give them time to get to know each other.
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Linda Schrock - 2013-07-21
I bought two diamond doves six weeks ago. One has a large dark eye ring and the other one a smaller light ring. I thought they were male and female. They both do the bow coo and coo a lot. Could they both be males?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-25
    How old are they? You can't tell for sure which are males/females until they are at least 6 months old. It's possible you could have two males, but if one definitely has a larger ring than the other, I would bet that one is a male and the other one female.
  • Linda - 2013-07-31
    I do not know their age but they look full grown. They started fighting leaving one with no breast feathers. I read that Females do not bow coo.( both bow coo.) I have separated them to see if the breast feathers will grow back, as I am not sure if fighting was the cause of it. Both birds seem to be healthy. Thank you for your comment. I am new at having Diamond Doves.
  • mohammadthri - 2014-08-23
    for me also same this happen. both singing with high sound but only one dancing
    what think about them?
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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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Kaleemullah - 2014-06-25
Hi I have one pair of diamond doves but there is some problem when the male comes near to the female then the female fights with the male. Why is the female doing this please help me?

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  • Renee - 2014-08-10
    Are these new doves? I think if the female had a mate somewhere else like at the pet store, maybe she is still thinking she is paired with him... Since they are monogamous. It may take some time. I'm still fairly new to this as well
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hope - 2014-07-24
Hello, I have had two doves for almost half a year, Marilyn and burton. they have had several pairs of eggs , all unsuccessful. well one finally hatched. I just separated her from her parents at roughly 3 weeks cause Marilyn laid another egg. I have been desperately searching on craigslist for another dove, because I don't want to go to the store and separate a pair. But she she seems so lonely and coos so sad. My question is what do you do in the situation where only one egg hatches, how do you go about introducing another dove, and how can you help them get used to you? I just want my baby Marvella (miracle) to be happy and provide her with the best care I possibly can. My doves are my world. Thanks in advance , Hope.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    You should be able to get more diamond doves at a pet store, and usually you don't need to worry about breaking up a pair, because they will most likely have a mixed group for you to choose from. Introducing another dove or two shouldn't be a problem, though it might be best to make sure your baby has a chance to become full sized and totally sustaining himself before introducing him to another.
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Derik - 2014-01-02
Hello. I'd like to thank you for the wonderful information you've provided! I'm interested in getting a pair of doves, but I first had some questions to which I can't seem to find any answers: Firstly, are Diamond Doves messy? I understand that they eat entire seeds, so there aren't any hulls to scatter about. However, I'd have to house them in a cage within my house, as it's a condo and there's no room for an aviary. Will I have to worry about seeds and excrement flying out of the cage and onto the floor/walls? If so, are there any suggestions for preventing this, such as a small plastic 'wall' around the bottom perimeter of the cage? Secondly, I understand they are social birds, and should be kept in pairs. I'm not certain that I'm ready for the plunge into breeding. Would it be okay to have two of the same gender? If so, would two females or two males be most wise? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    Thanks for your nice remarks about our site, much appreciated:)



    The Diamond Doves are wonderful birds to keep, and are actually pretty clean compared to other seed eaters. But your idea of a plastic 'wall' around the bottom perimeter can help as well. Although a male/female pair is ideal, they can be kept as same sex pairs to avoid breeding. Getting two males is the best to avoid breeding behaviors.
  • Suzy - 2014-06-13
    I have a pair and yes there are some seeds on the floor but its the feathers! The entire floor is covered with itty bitty little feathers! That seems to be the only mess there is.
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Anonymous - 2014-04-29
I bought my diamond dove 6 years ago. I had raised society finch's forever before that, and all but one had passed away. So, I put the last old lady in with my diamond dove since they are both such sweet birds they got along very well, cuddling all the time. I knew the day would come when my society finch would be no more, this happened yesterday morning. I have been trying to give the dove extra attention, cooing to her and speaking softly. I am afraid she is heartbroken, I know I am. I'm thinking of purchasing another society finch for company. I just can't stand her being alone. Any suggestions for any other birds that might be a good companion? I no longer want to breed birds but if I got another female dove would it be ok? Any input would help me and my diamond dove.

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Brianna DiPierro - 2014-03-22
Hey! I have 2 diamond doves that have laid eggs and now I have a brother and sister, from the same litter. What happens if they mate? I don't want them to become sexually active in their cage and have the new babies that have birth defects. Is it bad for them to mate, will anything be wrong with their babies? Thank you!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-03-22
    Generally you do not need to worry about there being birth defects or anything of that nature with birds of the same family mating. I wouldn't worry about it, unless you just simply don't want more birds!
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anonymous - 2013-10-31
Hi, i have 2 diamond doves. One is white in color and the other is sort of bluish. The person at the pet store said they are young and would look like other doves when they grow up. I would like a pair but i am still unable to determine their gender. I dont know their ages. Can someone help me in finding out their ages. And how long will it take to be sure of their genders. By the way i bought them a week ago. :) thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-01
    They told you they are 'young' but you'll need to ask the people you got them from for an exact age if you need one.  They can be sexed at about 6 months of age and the 'Breeding/Reproduction' section above provides answers to your questions.
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