Thinking of bringing my doves to school with me...

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Chickerdoodle13, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Currently I live in an apartment on campus where no animals are allowed. They supposedly HAVE rules against pets, but my room mates and I have been able to get away with having mice because we are all science majors. The RAs really don't care as long as the animals are well cared for.

    Anyways, my one room mate is taking the mice with her next year to a different college and we will be left with just our fishtanks. Something needs to fill in the empty spot we will have left behind by the mice! At home I have two pairs of ring neck doves so I came up with the idea of bringing a pair with me to school.

    I plan on finding a nice large cockatiel cage (They will have plenty of free flight time as they are already quite tame). The great thing about this arrangement is that if we DO get in trouble, I will be able to bring them back home and put them back in their hutch. Its not like we would have to give an animal up (Which is what I wanted to avoid at all costs!)

    I am very excited and hoping maybe my doves will breed here at school for me. That would be a lot of fun because at home I don't get much interaction with the babies since the doves are at the barn.
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd be careful. I ended up with a cornsnake because the previous owner had to remove it from their room within 24 hours, or the campus police were going to kill it. If you can take them back home at the drop of a hat, then it's up to you, but if you can't, I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    The rules here at school are that they give you a verbal warning and one week to remove the animal. After that, its a $25 fine per person, then a $50 fine, and next a $100...but I've never heard of anyone ever getting a warning except for a few who had turtles or snakes. A heat lamp was the cause of a dorm fire a few years back so they are very strict about those!

    We have to feel it out first before bringing the animals to see who our RA is. However, I think I will be living in the honor's apartment next year and the RA there is someone we know. Some RAs are stingy, but others are cool and most have pets themselves :)
     

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