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 Post subject: What food do doves eat
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:14 pm 
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i recently bought babery doves at an auction and i bought them the 20 k milo grain food, i found out that they are very skinny and not eating?? :shock: :shock: what food do they eat? i first tried the pigeon mix but some of the food is too big, i don't want them to go soo soon, especially when the breeder said to me that they about to lay again very soon... :cry:

Any help would be much appreciated :-D :-D


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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:12 am 
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Mine eat Finch mix and love to graze on greens and some seed heads. Do you have their food suspended?

Most doves are ground feeders so maybe scatter seed on the floor of the avairy.

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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:28 am 
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i feed mine a mix of pigeon mix and budgie seed


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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:37 pm 
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ok ill try both the finch and budgie mix, and see if it works out and i put the food in an icecream container,
thanks guys and sorry about the late reply, i now live in geelong and its very hard to get the net unless im at the uni library.

thanks once again


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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:20 pm 
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They do eat my chook food :evil: I have tried and tried to stop them but they fit through the wire but the chooks sometimes take revenge and catch 1 and eat it :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:08 pm 
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well id say they like your home, keep them lol

Are we allowed to keep doves native doves?? like my dog caught a diamond dove and injured it badly and i took it and now its still improving and looks healthy but it can't fly, i looked at it's wings and there are like scars and some feathers aren't growing at all, what should i do???


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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
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Re: What food do doves eat

my chook food :evil: they are a pest around here

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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
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lol, yerr wild birds can be pests, every now and then i catch some wilds birds in my avairy


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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
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I feed mine canary seed mix and pigeons mix in two containers


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 Post subject: Re: What food do doves eat
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most days there is more doves in my coops than in the trees


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