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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:45 AM

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My lil monster.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

these are our guys. They fly around the house. The male isn't very friendly, but the female walks all over you. They get a bath everyday in a casserole dish. Dove like HOT water, even when its hot outside. JonJon named them Christmas and Thanksgiving. More appropriate for turkeys, I would think....

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k151/bing_photo/001_zpse127654a.jpg

here's Bing and I when we got married (way back in the civil war). We were both 34 (she looks like she was eight). This is why she loves dove so much...


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I cannot get photobucket to orient the picture properly, for some reason...
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:19 PM

Nice Wedding pic.
Cool doves

Dolly is a Meyers.
She's about 11-12 years old

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Her wings are clipped
She is mostly friendly
every once in a while she'll take a chunck out of your finger when she feels like it.
A meters bite is like a pit bull.
they dig in hard & won't let go.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:46 AM

when we lived in Florida, we had a Quaker. They don't like children, and when RJ was born, he became extremely aggressive. (dive bombed me and drew blood). I opened the door and let him fly out and join the flock outside our house. Bing was pissed. (you wasted eighty dollars). :) I saw a flock of them in Austin last time we were there...

edited to add, thats a wicked looking beak...

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

That wicked beak is very painful.
Birds are possesive over there people. Birds feel anger. They get mad.
Some birds may have the intelligence of a 2 yo child
They are much smarter than people think.
The new baby upset the relationship.

I befriended a wild crow with food & water.
Bird would follow me down the block & come to my window to ask for treats.
Once they buzzed a stranger talking to me.
The crow was protecting me.

:P

Trouble with letting go pet birds is they may be notommon to the area & also not be taken in by a flock.
\A lone bird out on its own will most likely not survive very long.
No one to feed them & likely to become victim of preditors.

I have a love hate relationship.
Birds well mine anyway are so demanding of attention.
She wants it all the time & they are NOiSY.
For one person alone they can be great companions.
Children could be injured. They can take put a eye or peice of ear or lip of a child
so you have to be very careful.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:23 PM

Pretty
They look albino.

What tiny beaks!

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:30 AM

View PostShadow, on 25 July 2013 - 11:23 PM, said:

Pretty
They look albino.

What tiny beaks!

:lol:


the eyes did that because of the flash. They are really black. The internet says you can't keep them with even finches because finches or any other bird will peck them to death. They have no way to defend themselves, the beaks are soft. They can't even hull seeds, have to eat special seed. (millet, etc).

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

View Postbing, on 26 July 2013 - 04:30 AM, said:

View PostShadow, on 25 July 2013 - 11:23 PM, said:

Pretty
They look albino.

What tiny beaks!

:lol:


the eyes did that because of the flash. They are really black. The internet says you can't keep them with even finches because finches or any other bird will peck them to death. They have no way to defend themselves, the beaks are soft. They can't even hull seeds, have to eat special seed. (millet, etc).




Well, that is sad.
How do they survive in the wild?
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

View PostShadow, on 27 July 2013 - 08:45 PM, said:

View Postbing, on 26 July 2013 - 04:30 AM, said:

View PostShadow, on 25 July 2013 - 11:23 PM, said:

Pretty
They look albino.

What tiny beaks!

:lol:


the eyes did that because of the flash. They are really black. The internet says you can't keep them with even finches because finches or any other bird will peck them to death. They have no way to defend themselves, the beaks are soft. They can't even hull seeds, have to eat special seed. (millet, etc).





Well, that is sad.
How do they survive in the wild?


snip from the net:
Never place your pet Dove into a cage with other types of birds. A Dove is defenseless against most other birds. A Dove's bill is soft and incapable of breaking through the shell on a seed, much less defending against attack. Hook-billed birds such as parakeets and parrots can rapidly kill a dove even if the hook-bill is smaller than the Dove. Doves have paper thin skin which will tear open with the slightest injury.



Doves prefer their privacy and the company of other Doves. Although in the wild they peacefully co-exist with other wild birds, Doves often become the prey of larger birds. Their only defenses to protect their nests is to fluff up their feathers to appear larger, and raise their wings as shields. The only damage they can inflict with their soft bills is to pull out feathers of the attacker and poke at the eyes.

they DON'T survive in the wild very well here, LOT's of guns.... we don't hunt dove, but I suppose it would be easy. Although we have lots of shotguns, there are so many in my yard I guess you could just sit on the porch and shoot them with a pellet gun. We don't hunt anything, though. Bing and I cleaned three feral hogs a couple of months ago; someone else shot them. They are everywhere, they are taking over Texas (tens of millions of them. The guy who shot them didn't even want the meat, we have a freezer full. Kinda wangy, Bing says it takes an hour to cook adobo instead of fifteen minutes, but other than that, meats meat.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

Love the wedding photo, Jay! Yes, Bing looks very young in that picture.
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