Animal Stories - White Dove


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   When you think of the term 'dove' you think of the White Dove. The White Dove has been one of the most universal symbols of love and peace throughout history!
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gater man(Dustin) - 2010-03-16
What about the temperature, I heard that it has to be from 70-80degrees. Does it really have to be that hot?

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  • Carmella/ Evergreen Doves - 2011-01-15
    I have a dove aviary outside. It is enclosed on three sides with a sliding glass door in the front. I live at 3,500 feet. The breeder I bought from said they were cold hardy. We have had snow here for weeks and nights and the inside of the aviary get to just under 30 degrees. The doves are thriving! When it gets to 30 degrees I do have a brooder light in the rafters they can snuggle against, but they are fine without it too. I use it mostly when squabs are just out of the nest and sit in the rafters.
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Sheena - 2011-01-04
We had a dove (possibly a homing pidgeon as it was larger) hanging around our house so we started feeding him and made him a bed out the back, he came inside whenever we were home and always wanted to be close to us. (he became part of the family) He was with us for around 8 months but I was so upset to find when I got home from work last night he had flown away and hasn't returned yet:( I'm worried about him and hate the thought that anything might happen to him. Just wondered if anyone might know if he might return and how long it might take him? Or even any suggestions as to why he might have left in the first place, as he seemed so happy where he was? Any comments appreciated, I've never had any birds as pets before but I really miss Pidgy :'(

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REGINA MCGRATH - 2010-09-17
Yes i just wanted to say that i really not only enjoy my snow white dove ,but i really love him as will. Every time i have a hard day or when my husband/i have a disagreement, and i look at my dove he brings peace back to us.

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mel - 2010-12-12
I have just been given a white dove and he is the most affectionate, soppy little thing I've ever had, better than all the other birds I've owned! He fell asleep on my shoulder earlier, all snuggled in against my neck! I would recommend doves as pets to anyone!

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donna - 2010-11-22
I have a dove, and she keeps laying her egg in the feeder even though I put a real nice nest for her, and her babies alway break their legs when they start moving around, it's up high in cage I have a big one, what do I do?

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  • Marilyn G.Miles - 2010-12-06
    Put them only about three feet off the ground.
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Tina - 2010-08-02
Ok, I really need help, ok I have a female White Dove and i've had her for almost a year and she laid an egg the other day, what does that mean?

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  • Martha - 2010-09-18
    Tina, I have a white dove that laid an egg tonight, If you have found an answer please email me, as I have the same problem.
  • Rae - Anne - 2010-10-21
    I have a gorgeous white dove named Darryl we thought she was male until she started laying.
    Apparently all female birds including chickens lay but need males to fertilize the eggs, so no they don't have chicks in them unless there is a male.
  • CJ - 2010-10-25
    Well, it means she's ready for a mate, if you don't have one for her yet:-)
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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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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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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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