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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2016, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi at my local animal shelter where I volunteer they have a dove, she's really timid how can I socialize with her?
With the budgies and finches there I normally sing while staying near their cage.
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What kind of dove? A mourning dove or a small diamond dove?

I use to keep a wild mourning dove when I was younger and he was amazing! I got him when he flew into my grandfathers pigeon coop looking for food during a winter storm. I brought him into the house into a large cage and started spoiling him rotten with food and attention, in no time at all he and I were best buddies and he was hand tamed easily. These birds make the most amazing sounds and can be really social if you put in the time.

When cars drove past the house late at night and their headlights shone in the window and reached the cage where the dove was, it would wake him up and the dove would start laugh/calling thinking it was morning time. It use to wake up the house with this crazy sound and scare the poop out of us!










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It doesn't specify what breed, but she is white and a little bigger than a conure.
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Does she sort of look like this? Diamond doves come in many colors but most have the large circular ring around their eyes.




Mourning doves don't have the larger ring around their eyes.





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