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Posted 20th August 2019, 06:48 AM
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Diamond Dove Sitting on Eggs


Is the Diamond Dove supposed to incubate her eggs 24/7? Because that's what my (newbie) female is doing. She's not letting her mate take a turn, and the only way that I know she's getting OFF the nest is by her simply ENORMOUS poos.
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Posted 20th August 2019, 07:44 AM
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Yes, they do most of it. Male is usually midway for a spell .
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Posted 20th August 2019, 10:05 AM
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It's such a shame, because her mate is new to us, and getting lonely and dejected 😔
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Posted 21st August 2019, 09:47 AM
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Such is life with a true pair . Offer a bath pan and see if she takes a break... and a big poo..lol..

Hopefully when the daylight gets shorter she will not lay as often.

Are you ready for the hatchlings?
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Posted 21st August 2019, 10:02 AM
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Oh no! These are plastic eggs. She's not ready nor am I! But someday (if the new one is truly a male, I kind of doubt it but we will see...)
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Oh no! These are plastic eggs. She's not ready nor am I! But someday (if the new one is truly a male, I kind of doubt it but we will see...)
Oh sweet, itís great she sits those.. gives her a healthy break from laying more eggs too soon.
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Posted 21st August 2019, 12:37 PM
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So they do slow down with the shortening of the days, whew!
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So they do slow down with the shortening of the days, whew!
Yes, as the days get shorter they slow down, so if you have artificial light , like we all do in a house keep them in a room where you can turn off the lamp when it gets dark outside . If using a uvb lamp for their health , which is great for winter, put it on a timer which mimics what the sun is doing naturally.
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Posted 22nd August 2019, 04:30 AM
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Great, thanks for the information!
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Posted 31st August 2019, 09:14 AM
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Lady Grey, She's on her 2nd clutch at this point, and seemed to regain her weight with the hiatus. Is this normal? Does the female customarily lose weight in the process of egg sitting?
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Yes they do.. offer high nutrition , you may want to think about adding Harrison’s super fine to their seed mix..
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