Buying doves in pet store?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Birdman18, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm looking to get a white dove to keep with my other Ringneck Doves that I have. A local Petland store has them for $29 each, Do you think this is a fair price for one?
    I was looking to see if I could adopt a few but many places don't ship birds.
    I miss having white doves, I used to have a few years ago but now I have a lot of the normal brown doves and one pied dove.

    Thank you
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If you talk to the rescues and adoption places they will ship doves but not parrots.

    YOu will have to take the time to interview over the pone in person and have available pictures of your set-up.

    The same birds go for $15-20 here the higher priced being for confirmed gender or pure white.

    Check the local swap meets and feed stores.
     
  3. AnimalCrazed

    AnimalCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this isn't an answer to your question but since your dove people i was wondering if you know of morning doves being sold or kept as pets?
     
  4. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't seen morning doves being sold or kept. They are wild birds and I don't think they'll do well in captivity. I would go with other kinds of doves that do well in captivity like the Ringneck Doves.

    Hope this answers your question!
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Mourning doves are protected as native migrating birds under the
    Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, unless you have a state permit as a wildlife rehabilitation it is a federal offense to own them as far as I read the law.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migratory_Bird_Treaty_Act_of_1918

    Partial Listing of Covered Species


    The following is a sampling of some of the more commonly known birds of the over 800 species covered under the treaty:
    [edit] Game Birds and Hunted Species

    The migratory bird conventions with Canada and Mexico define "game birds" as those species belonging to the following families:

    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which implements the conventions, grants the Secretary of the Interior the authority to establish hunting seasons for any of the migratory game bird species listed above. In actuality, the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that hunting is appropriate only for those species for which there is a long tradition of hunting, and for which hunting is consistent with their population status and their long-term conservation. It is inconceivable, for example, that we will ever see legalized hunting of plovers, curlews, or the many other species of shorebirds whose populations were devastated by market gunners in the last decades of the 19th century.
    Although the Migratory Bird Treaty Act considers some 170 species to be "game birds," less than 60 species are typically hunted each year. The Fish and Wildlife Service publishes migratory game bird regulations in the Federal Register. Those species for which hunting regulations have been established at some point during the past 10 years are designated with an asterisk (*) in the following list. However, such a designation does not necessarily indicate that a given species can be taken legally in your State or locality. For regulations specific to your locality, you should consult with your State's natural resource agency. Source: The list of hunted species was taken primarily from Appendix 2 of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Sport Hunting of Migratory Birds (SEIS 88), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
     
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  6. AnimalCrazed

    AnimalCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I never thought you could own them. I have a friend who swears she has a mourning dove and bought it somewhere, now I can show her that! thanks again!
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks punkadoodle,

    I wonder if Mickacoo can ship the birds to me? Otherwise I won't be able to pick them up. I would adopt in a heartbeat but only if they ship.
     
  9. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Birdman, I was looking at getting one of their birds, and they do ship their pigeons (but not their parrots on the parent site: Mickaboo). Unfortunately, they took a while to respond, and I thought they were not interested, and ended up with a pigeon from elsewhere. So, just be aware that they may take a bit to respond, but they do get around to it. Just busy. :)
     
  10. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok Thank you punk-a-doodle!!
    I did write them an e-mail, I will be patient for them writing back. I looked at their website but didn't see that they ship doves and pigeons. It would be great if they can ship.

    Thanks Again! [​IMG]
     

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