Animal Stories - Mourning Dove


Animal-World Information about: Mourning Dove

   The Mourning Dove, also known as the Carolina Dove, is the most abundant dove in the United States!
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Lynn Smith - 2010-04-21
I would like to find plans to build a dovecote for the numerous doves here in Santa Fe. Any suggestions??

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  • Teddy Miller - 2010-11-09
    To: Lynn Smith: We live in Manhattan, NY. For the past 4 weeks we have enjoyed the company of a smallish fawn dove. It is getting close to winter and I want to put out some type of winter habitat for her. We are in a high rise, 19th floor, and I would like to put some type of winter house for her, against the building (warmer), and provide for seeds and water. Any suggestions as to type of cote, house, etc? Thanks for any help.

    How did you make out in Santa Fe?
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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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KRISSY - 2010-05-03
I found a Zenaida Dove close to my driveway with some of its feathers and skin off and saw some part of its inside body. It was sooooooooooooooooooooo cute! She is at C.R.O.W. now. I named her Kizzy because it means stay put in Mandinka.

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Terry N. - 2010-03-25
There was a dove nest in my front yard, one of the babies was on the ground, what should I do? (put it back to the nest or leave it alone)

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  • susan jones - 2010-04-28
    Put it back in the nest. We found a nest on the ground with two babies. A cat got at it and shred the nest and just about killed one. We put both babies and nest in a box and wedged into the tree. The mother came back and one baby survived and is now almost full grown and lives in my back yard with it's mom. They have outgrown the box but without it they both would have died. We love seeing them everyday!
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sue - 2009-11-13
I just found a mourning dove by our driveway, missing an entire wing! Took her to my vet and she seems healthy otherwise. Currently she is in a birdcage, is pecking at seed. I have a pet pigeon, hopefully can put their cages side by side and introduce them. Any suggestions/comments/advice is appreciated!

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Tammy - 2009-07-11
I FOUND 2 BABY MOURNING DOVES ON 7/1/09 THEY WERE ABOUT 1 1/2 WKS OLD AND I HAND FED THEM BREAD MIXED WITH MILK AND THEY WERE KIND OF BALD BUT NOW THEY ARE FULLY FEATHERED AND WANT TO FLY BUT I CLIPPED THEIR WINGS SCARED THEY WOULD LEAVE ME AND FLY AWAY WITCH ONE OF THEM DID 7/9/09 AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING AND CAME BACK HOME TO ME AT 3:30 IN THE AFTERNOON. I'M NOT TO SURE HOW TO TAME THEM OR WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. ONE IS REALLY SHY N LETS ME PICK IT UP AND HOLD IT BUT THE OTHER ONE IS VERY HYPER N JUST WANTS TO FLY AND GO CRAZY (THATS THE ONE THAT FLEW AWAY) I NAMED IT TROUBLE.THEY HAVE GROWN SO MUCH SOOO FAST I BOUGHT A HUGE CAGE BUT I'M NOT SURE IF I SHOULD KEEP THEM CAGED OF LET THEM FREE. I DON'T WANT TO BE SELFISH. CAN THEY LIFE A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE DOMESTICATED?

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Mary-Ann - 2006-09-20
I have just taken in a injured dove who had a slim chance of surviving, but with this diet and the right environment i'm sure she will be just fine. thanks for the information.

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Ed Baumbach - 2006-08-25
We are nursing an injured dove back to health and want to make sure it has every chance, including the right diet. We have a hanging feeder, and noticed that doves always appear on the ground below the feeder when other birds are in it. We suspected they might need grit, but were not sure. Thank you.

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fallon johnson - 2006-06-08
We put a artificial tree on our front porch. My daughter kept noticing the Dove flying in an out with materials. Well low an behold we noticed a nest with two eggs then two baby doves. What an experience. New Castle De.

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Gabriel Parsons - 2006-02-20
I have 10000000 doves feeding at my feeder .Ha

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