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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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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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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Vinnie - 2010-05-05
I purchased a pair of white doves from a pet shop. I raised pigeons all my life and wanted to try something new. I put the pair in a loft with plenty of room. One day on my way home I notice a large flock of wild pigeons with two white pigeons flying with them. Well, some how..... the door to the loft was open and they were my doves. I was surprised to see them flying with the pigeons and double surprise to see them both coming back to the loft.

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Angela - 2010-04-05
I recently got a white dove for Easter and I've noticed that she coos all the time. Is this normal? I'm a little worried that she's lonely or scared by herself, as she was kept in a cage with lots of other doves at the pet shop. Or is this just the normal adjustment to a new house? Thanks!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-04-05
    Yes, it is normal for doves to coo regularly. They actually have a few (I think its about 7) different types of 'coo's' in their language!
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kc - 2009-10-01
How long does it usually take for a white dove to adjust to its new home cause im in disbelief that he will be happy?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-02-19
    The bird will feel much more comfortable and trusting in his surroundings, if they are in a corner where two sides are wall. That makes them feel more secure and sheltered.
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