Animal Stories - Diamond Dove


Animal-World Information about: Diamond Dove

   The Diamond Dove is one of the smallest doves and is considered to be one of the most beautiful!
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Irene Barrow - 2015-07-31
One of my diamond doves has died due to getting out of its cage and getting injured. I need to know if I should try and get another one, I have had them a year and a half can one dove survive alone. I feel so bad of the loss of the one and feel sorry for the one left, can someone please advise me

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-08-06
    You can keep it alone, but it will do best with a companion.
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Mar - 2015-05-15
How can you tamed 18 months diamond doves.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-18
    Here's a site with an article on Taming Diamond Doves. That should help!
  • Mary - 2015-05-21
    Thanks for your reply
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Alex - 2011-02-15
I am looking for a young Diamond dove does anyone know where I can get a young one I have two weeks to find one or I have to go to the store and get an adult.

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  • Katelyn - 2015-05-02
    i went to any pet store
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Tonya - 2005-12-14
I fell in love with a pair of Diamonds I saw in a store I frequent. I got them as a christmas present to myself. I love them! The male coos and it is most pleasing compared to the screeching of other birds. They were a young pair and had difficulty figuring out the nesting process. The male trying to keep the nest looking it's best would accidently knock the eggs out and they would break, but they have made up for it. I have nine of their offspring, one being a pure white, hatched the morning after Katrina. Her name is Hope. I really enjoy my Diamonds, listening to them cooing to each other. I keep them in large cages but this spring I plan on building a large aviary for them. Now if someone would just tell the male it's winter and the female needs a break before spring!

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  • Dave - 2010-05-14
    Tonya....... someone normal LOL, I don't mean to sound like an arse in my past comments..... but people who just get birds and lose a heap until they figure it out really get to me! You have a pure white! Awesome... never seen one! I got a pair of fawn pied peaceful doves today! I can't stop looking at them!!
  • The dove lover - 2015-05-02
    i have 2 pure white ones
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The dove lover - 2015-05-02
I have two doves and two zebra doves in the same cage and the zebra doves are not fighting is this normal ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-04
    They don't have to fight, and probably don't feel any competition for space or food.
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The dove lover - 2015-05-02
If your 2 dove have 2 eggs and don't sit on them when will they have some more

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-04
    The eggs may be infertile, or the parents may be uncomfortable, i.e. pests like lice or mites, noises that frighten the parents, overcrowded conditons, and maybe fighting. Doves are generally prolific if the conditions are right, sometimes they will even lay more eggs even before they've totally weaned existing babies.
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Candace - 2015-03-10
Our male escaped in December. He was our little dogs buddy. I woke this morning to that familiar cooing sound by my window. It is March now and is it possible he has made it through the winter? Even better yet has come home? Can any one give me an answer. He was our pet for 4yrs...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-03-10
    If it's a Diamond Dove you are hearing it could be your fellow, as these types of doves are not native to the US. They originate from Australia and so are not found as free flying birds here
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dove person - 2015-03-04
Is it common to get your diamond dove to fly to your hand when called?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-03-04
    Doves are wonderful pets and often become very tame, but they are not really the type of bird that can be trained. They can't be expected to learn tricks, or be able to free fly and then return home. Unlike the homing pigeons, these doves do not have a homing instinct.
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Helen - 2009-06-01
I just adopted 2 Diamond Doves and could not find a store that sells dove food!
I love them and I want to give them the best care! Can anyone answer my questions (I have a lot of them :)
What kind of food would you recommend for the Diamond doves?
I also do not know what is is "grit and cuttlebone" that they recommend here and were can I get it?
Do Diamond doves need a "shower"?
How long do they live?
Thank you, hope someone will be able to help me!
Helen

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  • Anonymous - 2012-05-30
    The diamonds are too small for reg dove food so I recomend using parakeet mix with egg protien.
  • Loyda Carlson - 2012-09-23
    Hello I thought I could help. I've been studying about diamond doves for a while now and I am also a proud owner of a pair. The food that is highly recommended for diamond doves would be finch seeds. Diamond Doves swallow their seeds whole and you wouldn't want to feed them a food that you would feed a cockatiel for example it would be too big. Also because they swallow their seeds whole you need to provide them with 'grit' which helps them digest the seeds better. It's very important. Grit is Oyster shells broken down into tiny little fragments. You can find the finch seed at your regular pet shops, the grit you can find online on Amazon or at a bird store. Diamond doves also love to eat fruits and vegetables. DO NOT FEED THEM AVOCADO OR TOMATOES for the are EXTREMELY POISONOUS TO THEM! My Diamond Doves love fresh spinach, cilantro, broccoli, anything green. becareful not to feed them too much lettuce for it will make their droppings very runny. If you're going to offer them the greenest ones, carrots would have to be shredded . They also love fruits. For treats offer them bread, millet spray one for each bird in the cage, hard boiled eggs with the shell which would have to be crushed down to tiny fragments for them. Cuttlebones offers great vitamins and minerals calcium etc. it also helps to keep their beaks trimmed. You can find these at Walmart along with pet shops as well. Diamond doves love to bathe at least mine do, so provide them with a bird bath so that they can bathe just becareful not to make the water too steep because they can drown. Just a little is sufficient enough for them to do what they have to do. Diamond Doves usually live for 10-15 years depending on the care that they receive. Good Luck I hope this helps out if you have anymore questions please feel free to write to me and I will be more than happy to help out as much as I can.
  • Trudy - 2015-03-02
    You seem to understand doves. On the same day the 1 week old baby dove and the father died accidentally when I took the baby dove out of the cage I accidentally left the little door part open and George flew out and my dog got him. So sad day. Now gracie is alone. How long should I wait to introduce another male? Or can I do a female? And any thoughts to help her woul be great.
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dove person - 2015-02-11
My dove is a very pale grey with a white belly and tail with brown tipped flight feathers what mutation is he.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-14
    That's hard to say as there are more than 300 types of doves and pigeons. Perhaps ask the people you got the bird from for his background, or if its a wild bird, research what types of doves are found in your area. Mourning Doves and Collared Doves are very common across the US.
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