Baby Mourning Dove

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Savannah Hayley, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have a baby mourning dove. I'm guessing she's around 10-15 days old. She has all her feathers except under the wings and on her crop. I'm feeding her hard boiled eggs, bread, corn and water blended together. I got a baby bottle and cut a cross on the nipple so she can stick her beak in and eat. I've found that this is a really messy way for her to eat and I'm at a loss on how to clean her up. I wipe her chest and beak with a wet paper towel but the food is still stuck in her feathers. Does anyone know of any way to get her clean?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Kelsie2290's advice. Good luck with your dove!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Kelsie gave you great links to explore. I think with caged type birds - they are fed by feeding tube.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. X3 on Kelsie's advice.

    I hope your little dove does well!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your bird and welcome to our flock! :)
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about doves, although I've had a few in the past. Drumstick diva is right about feeding them with a tube. We have used an medicine bottle dropper to feed young rescued doves. Definitely post this on the Dove section that Kelsis2290 provided the link for. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your dove.
     
  9. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Feeding tubes aren't the best to use.
     
  10. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!! Baby doves and pigeons are so sweet!
     

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