Hi there! I stumbled onto this page while looking for feeding info for baby zebra doves. I'll probably ramble on as I have a ton of questions and zero experiences, thanks ahead of time for baring with me! So some back story first: I live in Oahu and on December 26th I found two baby birds in front of my house. Unfortunately, one was already dead, and the second seemed in pretty bad shape, panting and unable to keep its head up. I tried looking around for any signs of broken palm leaves or twig/nest bits, but couldn't find any and the palm trees are much too tall to be able to check for nests. I put the little bird into an old, shallow, lined plastic container and moved it off to the side of the house out of direct sunlight and under some protection from shrubbery. I would check out the window occasionally, but no adult birds ever came by and by nightfall the little thing was still hanging on so I decided to bring it in. (Called local vets and bird rescues buy they have been unable to help). I scoured the internet and was able to get the bird identified as a zebra dove nestling. I did buy some Kaytee exact hand feeding formula, and have been feeding it to the dove every 2-3 hours. That in itself has been a trial and error experience with hours and hours spent on the internet researching it as best I can. Anyway, I'm wondering when I should start adding seed to the baby's diet and start weaning it? I think it might be ready, but I really don't know for sure as I seriously have zero experience with birds. Also, what type of bird seed should I feed it? What's the best way to introduce seed to the diet? What is grit and should I be giving it as well? If so, where do I buy grit? As I'm weaning the baby, should I also add fresh water to the diet, or will it still only need to get it's water from the formula feedings? I'm thinking next week I'd like to start taking the baby to walk around in the grass where I see other doves eating occasionally, is this a good idea or not? The reasoning behind that is because I really don't want to keep the bird and would like to be able to give it a successful return back to the wild. Okay, I think that's all my questions for now! Thank you for getting this far! Any other advice would also be really appreciated. Including some pictures of the baby here.