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Doves are so sweet

Rekillkos

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I have 12 doves. 9 of them are hand tame and extremely sweet. It’s always interesting to me how different doves feel from pigeons from a muscular standpoint even if they’re in the same family. I always worry I’m going to hurt my doves because of how frail they feel compared to pigeons. I love their striking eyes.
 

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Zara

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Aww they are beautiful!! I love doves :swoon: You have 12? Do you have more pictures? :angel2:
 

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My very first birds and pet that I had all by myself were 2 diamond doves. They were adorable and made the sweetest noises. Your guys are very pretty
 

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I feed a flock of wild doves sunflower seeds right outside my living room windows. My cat loves watching them and they seem not to care. Been doing it now a few years. I saw one last week when the temp was 90 some degrees with open wings in the sunshine very still. Wondered what was wrong. Last night I read an article about birds spreading their wings out on hot days in the sun. Audobon article said it was to kill feather mites. They die in the heat. The bird got up and walked away after shaking feathers back in place.
 

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birds spreading their wings out on hot days in the sun.
I see the doves outside sitting on the metal railing in 115f heat, sunbathing! it's crazy!

They sunbathe on the floor,
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Or sometimes just sit on the floor,
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Sitting in the railing,
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But usually they sit on my chairs. Always one each if sunbathing,
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Or they share one chair if snuggling,
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You have a dove flock too! Nice photos.
 
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