Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:49 PM
It's not a diamond dove like I see in the pet stores but we'll figure out what kind it is later. Like our other Maverick birds Brett & Bart, we can't find anyone to claim this bird. We've had Brett (lovebird) for 4 years, Bart ('teil) for a little over a year.
The dove now named Beau Maverick has no problem eating our Harrison's food, vet says it's not full grown but it's pretty close to being full grown. Vet says eating Harrison's? (Pardon the TX slang) ain't no way that's a wild dove. LOL
I have parrots & have had parrots in the past but never a dove.
I don't know what pet books to buy, I don't know what type of caging it really needs. Beau is in a cockatiel starter cage right now (which is our 'tiel's travel cage) vet says for now while rehabbing this cage is ok.
Beau has a superficial injury under the right wing that we're treating.
Once that's healed what type of cage are we going to need?
What about toys? Do dove like to play with parrot toys?
What else do we need?
Any suggestions I can get here would be greatly apprecaited!
Thanks in advance
Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:12 PM
This one looks a lot like a white winged dove but it's not the same color as a white winged and it's got a ring of white feathers on the keel. The white winged have a lot of buff color on them, this one is charcoal gray & none of the white winged are marked like this one. Also this one was a mess, our wild birds are beautiful this one looks like it didn't know how to take care of it'sself, missing feathers, didn't seem to know what to eat or where to get food.
When we put it in a cage it ate pellet food out of the dish as if it knew what a food dish is. The wild birds outside won't eat pellet food, I can throw pellets out & they'll sit there & rot or the dog will eat them or ants before a wild bird will.
I can't imagine a wild bird eating pellet food right away like this one did, our lovebird wouldn't even do that. So far I haven't been able to get a good photo of it, I'll keep trying.
Anyway... I emailed Harrison's for food advice & they replied in less than 24 hours.
I was impressed by that, what I need to work on now is shopping for a more appropriate cage. I'm guessing from what I've read that I need a more rectangle type cage.
Thanks for any suggestions
Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:14 AM
doves dont need toys or anything, and will just eat any seed + greens.
i should be able to identify it if theres a pic.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:33 PM
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Here's one on ebay for $318.
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One on ebay for $299.
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Similar but with platforms and ladders for $279.
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I only have experience with e HQ brand which I really like, not sure about some of the others, they may be lower quality.
Maybe this style is not helpful for dives, though, in which case, I apologize!
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