I raised my Mourning Dove, Bean, since he was probably 5 days old. He was alone on the ground with no feathers and his mom never came back for him. I'm guessing she was killed because there were feathers every where. Any way, I raised him and he's probably about 2 months now. He can't be released because of his attachment to me and he falls over every few steps, I'm not sure why but he does, his legs look fine. So don't give me crap about having an illegal pet. He's my baby and he knows it and is very happy. But recently his feathers have been falling out, especially his tail feathers. He is still fully feathered and is losing about one feather a day. Since he's so young I'm not sure if this is normal or if he is sick. He is in a pretty good size cage. It's about 2 1/2 feet long and 2 feet wide. Maybe 3 feet tall? I plan on building him an aviary soon. He always has food and water and he eats wild dove seed. So why is he losing feathers? Please help... I love my baby and I need to make sure he's ok.