Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Sep 09, 2015
I own a white dove, which is a like a pigeon if you didn't know what a dove looks like. Her name is Dynamite. She likes to coo and make a sound like laughter all day long. If I pet her, her left wing will shake and vibrate, and she will act pleased with me. She likes to be let out of her cage to fly around the house, so I usually have to clean up a lot of droppings. She currently spends much of her day sitting on two unfertilized eggs. I don't know how to stop her from laying eggs. This is the most frustrating part of owning a female because she will sit on the eggs, waiting for them to hatch. She is extremely friendly around all humans and will fly to them for some attention. When I hold her, she nibbles at my fingers with her beak in a very affectionate way. If I perch her on my shoulder, she nibbles at my neck. My daughter places Dynamite on the steering bar of her scooter and rides around the house with her. She loves her rides on the scooter. She sometimes finds pieces of string or jewelry and builds nests in her cage with them. When I pet her and she coos, I know that she is pleased. Overall, this is a very loving pet, but hard to clean up after. She eats vitamin-fortified bird seed and cut up fruits from the refrigerator. I mix grit in her seeds to help with her digestion because this is what birds in the wild eat. The feed is very cheap and can be supplemented with small pieces of fruits or vegetables. I love her very much, but I wish she was toilet trained.