My new white dove is doing really well. What's the best things to feed him?
Hello, how are you going? :-) I wrote recently about my new white dove who came to me from an animal shelter. He was abused terribly by his previous owners. He has been here for 12 days now and he is doing so very well :-)
When he first came he was shaking very much and he was skinny and dirty and he didn't preen himself at all the shelter said as they said he was too depressed to preen himself. But after the first 10 minutes that I held him and gave him a very gentle hug and a pat, he stopped shaking and relaxed and he started to preen himself after about 15 minutes :-)
Evey day he eats lots of birdseed, and he drinks water, and he has a bath. He is getting bigger in weight and whiter every day. His head used to hardly have any feathers on it and you could see his pink scalp through it, but now it is starting to get covered in white again.
He walks up to us (me and my family) and he sits with us, and him and me go in the backyard with all the other pigeons in the backyard who visit our backyard every day and he plays with them and sunbakes with them too,and then they all fly around together for a while, and then he comes back to me. He always comes back to me :-)
I was wondering what else I should feed him besides this good quality bird seed that I buy, which is fine grains, as I read doves need fine grains. Thanks heaps for your time, I do appreciate it a lot.