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Sylvie Sylvie is offline
Posted 9th May 2019, 04:39 PM
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New dove owner, any advice for me?

Hi there!
I'm a 16-year-old new dove owner.
I've had parrots before, but there were plenty of guides on how to care for them online. For doves, however, it's been a bit tougher for me to find some good websites, as they're usually really old domains that have been taken down already. I've read the guides on Pigeon-Talk, but would like some more advice.

A few questions:

1. How much money (CAD) should I have in reserve for vet visits?

2. My dove has been making some whistling noises, not sure what they mean?

3. How do I determine my dove's gender? (Other than a DNA test, we don't have many good bird vets nearby where I live) The breeder claimed Sylvie is a female, but some other people have told me that it appears to be a male, due to something about its pelvis.

4. Sylvie has been doing this weird thing where she/he kinda melts onto the table and falls asleep, sometimes it does this with one wing in the air, or is leaning more onto one side than the other, with the wing kinda looking a it smooshed into the table. Is this normal?

Any more advice, tips, pointers and resources would be greatly appreciated!

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