Anything and everything Columbidae! Whether you keep doves, have questions, or just like the idea of them, this is the place for you.
Welcome to /r/Petdoves! We're a community of people that love doves and pigeons. If you have questions about keeping doves then feel free to ask!
Posts should pertain to doves, and pigeons of any species whether domestic, feral, or wild. General bird-related questions are fine as well if you are having trouble getting answers in other forums.
Respect should be offered to anyone posting in this forum regardless of their beliefs.
This is not a place to talk about pigeon hunting as a sport. The Sub itself does not hold a stance for or against the sport, but threads concerning it will not be allowed in order to keep content within the realm of pet doves and pigeons.
It's happened three times in the month ish I've had. First night, she was in a pitch black room with a covered cage. 2nd and 3rd time both happened with nightlights.
She just had a night fright and shone a light in the cage Then I decided to pick her up and put her back on the perch. Panicked again and flew into the ceiling. Now I brought her to my bed just talking and giving her scritches.
Should I go brighter? I have my lightbulbs on the darkest setting(240lumens). 1500kelvin, like candlelight color of that matters too
I have upped my brightness to 15 (360 lumen) percent from 10 (240lumen) and put on some brown noise on my tv. Hopefully she sleeps well
They just decided, hey let’s land here 🤷🏾♀️
hey everybody! it's been a while since i've posted. i recently have come in possession of another ringneck dove. this one seems to have had it rough-- missing tips of toes, skiddish, etc etc. i've named them Quincy! i was just asking how does one go about taming an adult dove? i've had my other dove since he was 2 weeks old, and he's very tame and comfortable around me. Quincy sometimes lets me pick them up, but not for very long before they spin around and jump back on their perch. any help would be appreciated! tia!
I have been thinking of getting a dove or two, but I’m not sure. Let’s say I work around 8 normal hours every day except for weekends. do I have enough time with just one dove for the rest of the day, or is two better so they don’t get lonely while I work. I’m afraid that if I get two they don’t want to spend time with me but only with each other ( I know I have to earn there trust before they wanna spend time with me)
I have been researching a lot but I can’t find information about how much time I should spend on them. What do you recommend, and why? (Also sorry for bad grammar, English isn’t my first language)
Hey there, new dove parent here! I brought home my adorable lil buddy a few weeks ago, and I've noticed she loves to take frequent naps during the day. Is this normal behavior for doves?
She has these bursts of energy where she's all lively, foraging, and playful, but then she also has these cozy, fluffy nap sessions - like almost every hour. I just want to make sure it's a regular thing for doves to nap a lot during the day and not a sign of any health issues or poor sleep quality. I've been covering her cage and keeping her in a quiet room at night to ensure she gets a good night's sleep, so I'm a bit puzzled about what might be causing all these naps. Any insights would be so appreciated!
Hey! My pet dove (African collard) makes this sound sometimes. I can't seem to find any answers online. Thanks
If I adopt/foster via Palomacy, do they supply and cage with supplies? Or just the cage? Or they just supply the bird I have to take care of?
I hav. e seen so many bird owners get HUGE cages for their birds but I don’t have the space nor the money to get a $500 cage. Are there cages I can get for $100-200 that would work okay? Also, are there any precautions I need to take in my environment (such as non-stick pans or cleaning supplies)?
I rescued this ring neck dove a few weeks ago. He is about 5 or 6 weeks old and will only peck and seeds but won’t swallow. I’ve seen him eat a couple of the small seeds but not very many. What should I do?
Hello all!! Apologies if this has been asked before - I did my best to try and dig through older posts but didn't have much luck.
I was curious if anyone here has had any luck with getting/using a harness (such as an Aviator harness) or flyper (Such as PJsHarness or Bev's Boutique)? I am not really concerned about its use as a diaper, my main goal would be to use it as a way to take my bird with me outside to get some air and some sun, and because it sounds frankly delightful LOL
Any recommendations or experiences would be much appreciated! <3 And of course, bird tax included :3
Hey everyone! I'm thrilled to share that I've welcomed my very first pet dove into my home recently! She's an absolute sweetheart, and the past week with her has been incredibly smooth! However, I do have a concern regarding her hygiene. She hasn't taken a bath yet, and I've been trying a few things to encourage her without much success.
I've placed a shallow bowl of room temperature to somewhat warm water right next to her, and I gently splash it around with my hands so she can see it. She flies right next to it after she sees me splashing but doesn't go in, even after I back up and give her space. I also attempted misting her, but she really didn't like that.
I want to ensure her hygiene stays good to prevent any potential illnesses/infections. Do any of you have tips on how to encourage a dove to bathe that is reluctant? Your advice would be greatly appreciated! :)
(Added picture of my babies cause why not?)
So for those of us who own them, do you ever seen them engaging in play? And do they ever interact with puzzle toys? I'm curious cause everytime ive tried to offer my doves anything, even a toy that they cam just shred up, they kind just. Ignore it. I think the only time i've ever seen them use it, was to take the shredded pieces for nesting material.
Would especially love some food and general supplies recommendations. What kind of decor to get, what the best type of cage to get, as well as some advice with care. Thanks!
A pair of laughing doves made a nest at my window about 20-25days back and they laid eggs and today is the 11th day since eggs were laid but some monkeys came into locality last evening and the doves are gone i havent seen either of them come for brooding the eggs, there is no rescue or rehabber near me, i am thinking of hatching them myself but i dont have an incubator pllease help quick
i have candled them and they both show heartbeats