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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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Just happened upon this site and how wonderful it was to read the nice stories of other white dove owners! I myself have a white female dove and she has my heart under her wing! She is very loving and gentle. She thinks I am her mate as others mentioned. I was quite surprised at one owner saying his bird was 35 yrs. WOW. I have had my Lucybird for about 5 yrs. I got her at 3 days old and she was a joy to raise. Good luck to all of you.
Rita B. in mississippi
I rescued a white dove about a year and a half ago. Early this summer I rescued a white wing dove and put both doves together in the same cage. About 6 to 8 weeks ago there were two eggs in the bottom of the cage, they were cracked, because I was not prepared for them to breed, nor did I even think they would since they are not the same species. Since then I found a bird nest in a tree (I believe it was a mockingbird nest) and put it in their cage just in case this happened again. I did not know if they would take to a foreign nest. Sure enough last Friday night through Sunday, there are two eggs in this nest. The white dove is sitting on the eggs. From what I researched, I believe the white dove to be the male. Will this create a new breed? I am not sure what to expect next. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Dudley arrived last year in our garden. He fell at my husband's feet exhausted on one of the few warm days we had in Scotland in 2007. We fell in love with this little white feathered creature right away.
We have no idea where he came from, his age, his gender or anything else about "him" but he now lives in our conservatory and apart from not caring where he leaves his droppings, which can be annoying, he is accepted as "one of the family". He is cheeky, funny, arrogant, and demanding most times and he hates being touched, but we don't care as he is happy in his own little way. Occasionally we can get a little stroke of his tail if he is in a receptive mood. Our only regret is that he wistfully looks out the window at other wild birds and we can't let him out "to play" with them. He is thriving and is rather spoilt in many ways. Especially with his own special plant to nest in and a daily shower of slightly warm water to help his cleaning & preening.
When I take my lunch into the conservatory, He comes down to the floor and loves to get some crumbs thrown down to peck on just like his "relative" the pigeon and the birds outside.
We would be lost without this little bird who left us with no option but to adopt him that day last year.
We used his photo to make our Xmas Cards last year. OK you'll probably think we're nutty, but we don't care:-))
When a white dove flies to your arm for food on a New York City roof, it sort of gets your attention!
I'd recently lost my German pointer of 17 years, "Lucy," and was wondering what breed of dog I might have next. One morning last Spring, I noticed this gorgeous white "pigeon" hanging around with a "possi" of 3 grey pigeons and one mourning dove. I fed this crew on my roofdeck every day. She began to wait for me by my window every morning for breakfast until one day, clearly impatient, she flew straight to my arm before I filled the feeder.
Well, this was no ordinary pigeon! (So I thought....) When she didn't even flinch when my dogs came near her, it was time to research this exceptional creature. So, after a thorough educational sojourn via my cellphone camera and the web,(and, after making certain there was no "Mr. Dove" lurking in her shadow,) I knew she would not make it through a NYC winter and "Banshee" joined my entourage of one pug, one chihuahua, and now, one beautiful, smart and excessively affectionate white ringneck dove. What a perfect pet! Who knew????
You know, I never thought I'd fall in love with a bird...let alone a white dove. But this little thing has done nothing more than stolen my heart. I just found out that she is a girl (after a year of not knowing for sure), because she laid an egg in my hair! WOW!!! What a trip! She likes to fly around and get into stuff; make lots of noise. I call her Sweetie Pie, a fitting name for my little "Terror-dactil". What a love, there's nothing like it.
We have had our Java dove named Puffy for 32 years! He has been a hearty pet with a gentle disposition. Our children have been giving him lots of attention and keep him young.
Around June 2006, I went over to my neigbor's and she said she had a dove. She said "I've been trying to get rid of her", so I bought it from her. I named it snowball. My brother and I bonded with it fast, she loves to fly around.
I have had "Grace" for about three years and he is very territorial and he thinks that I am his mate. He is always bowing at me. So I am now working on getting a female to keep him company.
We've had "Baby" for 7 years now and I have never had a pet that has loved me so unconditionally. It was wonderful reading all of the other comments, recognizing everything they say and feel about their doves, I feel the same way. I found her at a park where one of our daughters was playing softball. The umpires kept shooing her away, and she kept picking bugs and grit. After 3 games, she was still hanging around. I also slowly approached her and realized she was someone's pet because her wings were clipped. I brought her home in an empty cooler and she has been a treasure ever since. I recently found out these birds can live a very long time. I nearly cried with joy to discover I'll have her for a long time to come. Thanks for letting me share my feelings about Baby!
Great site lots of info...... My Maiden name was dove and one appears when my oldest daughter started confirmation classes. Then a wild one fell out of our palm tree. We fed her bird formula through a straw, and advanced to a baby nipple with a syringe inside so she could put her skinny beak in and we could feed her. She was taken outside every day and stayed with us until Mothers day. when me and my girls got home she flew away. Miss her much.....but I knew she would when she did not need me anymore. Got a white dove for my Birthday I am hooked on these beauties. So gentle and cute. I am not sure if I will name her FLUFF (the marshmallow stuff) or OLIVE (skinny head and leggy like olive oil) LOL