Diamond Dove advice

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Chickycammy, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    For my birthday my sister gave me a Diamond Dove, with all the food and grit that it needed for a while. Yet, I've never owned a Dove and honestly didn't even know you could own one as a pet. I'm used to seeing wild Doves outside.

    So far the Dove is cooing, eating and drinking yet I'm wondering if I need to get it a friend? I can't have it out all the time because of my husband's cat so I normally have it out with me at night while I read or do paperwork in my office.

    Here is a picture of it. Also, can anyone tell me the sex?
     

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  2. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    What a pretty bird!
    I think @JaeG can tell you about them. :D
     
  3. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    Thank you! I named it Sesshoumaru but calling it Sessie for short.
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    It seems tame? :D
    Does the name translate to english, what does it mean?
     
  5. maddysmamaw

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    You need another to name Inuyasha!
     
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    maddysmamaw Crowing

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    Or Kagome
     
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  7. Chickycammy

    Chickycammy Chirping

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    Yes, it's very tame when it wants to be. Sometimes it wants to just sit on the desk and not be touched but it'll coo at me.

    Like @maddysmamaw added, it's from an Anime called InuYasha. The dove reminded me of the character from that show.

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    Chickycammy Chirping

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    I'm hoping to figure out the sex and then maybe find it a nice mate. I don't know if same sex can be kept together or not.
     
  9. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Lol ... :thumbsup
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    @rebrascora is also someone who knows diamond doves i think. She and Jae are in distant time zones but you should get some good advice within a day or so. :D

    As to the gender, ... how old do you think your bird is? Some color differences may show at around 6 months.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_dove
    ...this nixt link has a section on sexing them by the eye ring at about 6 months ...
    https://www.diamonddove.info/bird02_Acquiring.htm
    hope this helps!
     

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