Diamond doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by grasspack, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. grasspack

    grasspack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    We are interested in a pair of diamond doves. Does anyone know of anyone that breeds or has them in NH, ME, MA?
    We have tried Craigslist and stuff but no luck.

    Thanks
    Alice
     
  2. cmgn9712

    cmgn9712 Out Of The Brooder

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    check local pet shops. Because of the small size they often have access to diamond doves. Other than that, google search
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You must of missed my ad.I have plenty of them.I am in Seabrook,N.H.,just across the Ma border.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont buy diamond doves from most and especially chain pet stores, as they often get sick with things all the other birds have, but im assuming they are like other doves and cannot cope well with those ailments as well.. im used to ringneck doves ect, common and fancy breed of pigeon, so someone please correct if im mistaken.
     
  5. cmgn9712

    cmgn9712 Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't post BS when it is only your opinion and not borne out by facts. not many issues are comm0on to doves/pigeons and other birds kept i n captivity. As long as they are from a reliable source and the shop is properly maintained, there is no reason not to buy from them.
     
  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can call any pet store in my general area, as i have, and theyll tell you too that the diamond doves that come in are highly suseptable to diseases of the other birds carried and most often come already sick and then pass on to other birds.. want me to post their phone numbers??? im not trying to be mean, its just why i myself could not get or order them myself (i love the little ones), through anywere remotely near me, except sickly looking ones from the chain stores. i wasnt trying to say all keepres or breeders were bad, as have on here and pigeontalk, met some dedicated diamond dove fanciers, just most arent that raise for profit, and apparently diamond doves are fragile as ringneck doves. i will say i have no hands on knowledge of diamond doves like i do other types of doves, mostly mourning doves, and ringnecks.
     
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  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I still have plenty of them if you still want some.The only problem I have with pet stores are their prices.I think I saw diamond doves for 29.99 ea,but they will only pay a breeder 3.00 ea.I understand overhead and all,but try to be a little more generous to the breeder.I get 30.00 a pair,and again,I am in Seabrook,N.H.
    Let me also add,mine are raised outside,unheated,year round along with cockatiels.They all do great and are very healthy happy birds.In fact the diamond doves are still laying,but I don't think they can provide enough heat for the eggs to hatch.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  8. cmgn9712

    cmgn9712 Out Of The Brooder

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    If the birds the shops get are already diseased , then the shop is not very responsible and they are buying from disreputable vendors. More likely they just don't want to be bothered as doves are rather flighty and blow dirt all over flapping their wings. Again, if the shop is buying good birds they will not pass any disease on. The problem is when you post like that you discourage people from even trying them,
     
  9. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @tonyTK, it sounds like you are one of the good ones, and you are not charging an arm and leg.
    ive heard from few good breeders i knew, that they wouldnt and decent people wouldnt sell to pet stores, especially chain ones, as their is no money in, and the places treat terrible, so unless bird mill like puppy mill, or selling rodents to them, the breeder makes no money, or only if taking the minimal care to keep their animals alive to breed. people here around my area, not on forum, even most supposed experts, say doves carry and infect other birds getting them sick, which isnt true, and wasnt what i was saying, as the doves are dropping from sicknesses they already were able to keep alive with, but then shipped with minimal or no care and then just shoved out suddenly in all new open are on display, stresses them to death then. if they do bring sickness its not going to kill other birds, but other birds having and not yet showing so bad, can kill doves quickly, then when rest get sicker and show or drop dead from probly same type breeders and conditions kept previous then shipped, then set on display with other birds with who knows what, then more slowly kills them. i over explain, but then apparently sometimes still not enough.. and accidently offend decent people. doves generally wont live long enough to pass on bad problems to or give to healthy birds of other types, if theyre sick and not taken care of properly by some.

    plus ive seen most shops putting out new birds, some seeming ok, but some already very weak stressed or sick, and some dead just dumped in, or die right after put in the cages, that other birds were sick or just died in previously, and not even clean cages at all, and some had dead birds from before still in or laying stuck in or below the grates if have any.
    carosel pets in morristown mall is notorious for this with birds especially but all around (though actual health dept stepped in twice after kids, adults, and other pets got sick after exposure to that place or animals bought from there), as these places get bundles of breeder boxes full of animals for so cheap, they dont have to even care enough to make profit, as if they sell a tenth of what they got in, they still make profit. these shops pay off the local officials in charge, or close temp then re open under new owner name with same exact people running, cause no one knows or cares about pets as anything more than furniture decoration, or toys, except a few.
     
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