Animal Stories - Mourning Dove


Animal-World Information about: Mourning Dove

   The Mourning Dove, also known as the Carolina Dove, is the most abundant dove in the United States!
Latest Animal Stories
Terry N. - 2010-03-25
There was a dove nest in my front yard, one of the babies was on the ground, what should I do? (put it back to the nest or leave it alone)

Click For Replies (1)
  • susan jones - 2010-04-28
    Put it back in the nest. We found a nest on the ground with two babies. A cat got at it and shred the nest and just about killed one. We put both babies and nest in a box and wedged into the tree. The mother came back and one baby survived and is now almost full grown and lives in my back yard with it's mom. They have outgrown the box but without it they both would have died. We love seeing them everyday!
Reply
Tammy - 2009-07-11
I FOUND 2 BABY MOURNING DOVES ON 7/1/09 THEY WERE ABOUT 1 1/2 WKS OLD AND I HAND FED THEM BREAD MIXED WITH MILK AND THEY WERE KIND OF BALD BUT NOW THEY ARE FULLY FEATHERED AND WANT TO FLY BUT I CLIPPED THEIR WINGS SCARED THEY WOULD LEAVE ME AND FLY AWAY WITCH ONE OF THEM DID 7/9/09 AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING AND CAME BACK HOME TO ME AT 3:30 IN THE AFTERNOON. I'M NOT TO SURE HOW TO TAME THEM OR WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. ONE IS REALLY SHY N LETS ME PICK IT UP AND HOLD IT BUT THE OTHER ONE IS VERY HYPER N JUST WANTS TO FLY AND GO CRAZY (THATS THE ONE THAT FLEW AWAY) I NAMED IT TROUBLE.THEY HAVE GROWN SO MUCH SOOO FAST I BOUGHT A HUGE CAGE BUT I'M NOT SURE IF I SHOULD KEEP THEM CAGED OF LET THEM FREE. I DON'T WANT TO BE SELFISH. CAN THEY LIFE A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE DOMESTICATED?

Reply
Mary-Ann - 2006-09-20
I have just taken in a injured dove who had a slim chance of surviving, but with this diet and the right environment i'm sure she will be just fine. thanks for the information.

Reply
Ed Baumbach - 2006-08-25
We are nursing an injured dove back to health and want to make sure it has every chance, including the right diet. We have a hanging feeder, and noticed that doves always appear on the ground below the feeder when other birds are in it. We suspected they might need grit, but were not sure. Thank you.

Reply
fallon johnson - 2006-06-08
We put a artificial tree on our front porch. My daughter kept noticing the Dove flying in an out with materials. Well low an behold we noticed a nest with two eggs then two baby doves. What an experience. New Castle De.

Reply
Gabriel Parsons - 2006-02-20
I have 10000000 doves feeding at my feeder .Ha

Reply
Ursel Pierre - 2005-09-06
We live in Woodstock, Ontario. For the last 3 years we have had the pleasure of watching these beautiful birds nesting in a hanging basket on our patio. This year they are on the 4th sitting.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jane Brown - 2010-03-20
    This is the second season for my couple. They only laid on set of eggs. Most birds have more than that. Is the Dove different? The kids stayed around all summer, but they were finished with the hanging planter on the gazebo.
Reply
D. Dotzler - 2005-08-29
I am in Alberta Canada and have 2 of these beautiful birds feeding at the feeder this summer we have really enjoyed them visiting.

Reply