Male Diamond Dove acting agressive.

by Kimberly
(PA)

My diamond doves just hatched out two baby's and now the male seems to be attacking the female, I don't want them to hurt the baby's by bouncing on them cause of the female trying to get away so should I remove the male from the cage? Because of him trying to attack her they are also not sitting on the nest much so I don't want the baby's to get to cold either.

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Aug 10, 2012
cruel male dove try killed babies
by: Fiona

Hello, Sadly that the mother (hen Dove) got killed she had lovely twins babies doves only about over weeks old nearly white fathers gowing, one is okay but other one is suffer by Male dove picked on baby forhead to bleeding? I took him away Male I do save. so what shall I DO.... with him poor wee thing. Fiona

Editor's note: Find another breeder to help you. We suggested almost a year ago that you separate them, I don't understand why you left them together.

Sep 29, 2011
Male Diamond Dove acting agressive.
by: Linda

Yes, remove him immediately before he kills the babies. Only the hen needs to take care of the babies including keeping them warm, so don't worry about this too much.

He may be sick or the babies may be sick. Take the babies and parents to an Avian Vet in your area to have them checked for infections. Sometimes birds will kill sick babies or mates. In the wild, a sick or injured bird is a dead bird, so flock will either kill it or send it away to die alone. The sick and injured bring predators who smell the sickness and sense weakness that can be used.

So, get the whole family to the Avian Vet to make sure all are healthy because sick babies would cause him to try and kill the babies and the hen if she's also sick.

Linda

Sep 29, 2011
Male Diamond Dove active agressive
by: Anonymous

yes. Remove male from cage and get him his own space.

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