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Dove seems lonely...
So tonight for the first time Lovey Dove called to me when I left the room and didn't stop calling until I took him out and brought him into the living room with me. I usually do this anyway, but he seemed particularly forlorn this evening and is still calling now (and it's 1:20 am...I haven't had the heart to put him home) on and off. I'm not sure if this is because it's late and he's tired, but he seems content to sit next to me on the computer table and just...be. Even then he's been calling a little.
He and CC are very good friends -- he likes to be IN her cage when he can manage it -- but there's no place to put his cage in the living room right now and I thought he'd do better in the cooler room. Still, he seems awfully lonely. I wish I could get him a dove friend but my landlord says I can't have any more birds. I feel really guilty because unlike CC, he doesn't play with toys and I can't imagine a life just...sitting in a cage. It seems cruel. I try to give him out time any time I'm home and I think I will try and move his cage into the living room so he can see CC. Does anyone else have any ideas? I feel like a terrible owner...maybe I just need some reassurance. Is he really lonely? Is there anything I can do to improve his quality of life? I love this bird a lot and it just seems sad that the best I can do is offer him fresh food and water and bread crumbs and grit and let him fly around the house. There must be more to life!!
I don't know...any feelings on this?