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Today, we are going to talk to you about is dove. Doves are bird from family of pigeons. They are social birds that live close to human settlement. They are common birds that you can found anywhere from human house, forest, countryside, city, beach and anywhere else. Doves are loyal animals, and they will only mate with one partner once in their lifetime. When one of the dove die, its partner then will grieve for its dead partner, and it can be stressed. Doves are also social birds, live close to human settlement, and loyal creature. This make dove become a symbol of peace, loves, freedom and loyalty. Doves are truly amazing birds to have.
If you decide you want to take care of doves, then good for you. Doves are amazing birds, easy to take care of, and they are also rewarding to take care of. If you want to take care of doves, then you need to know on how to feed doves. Doves are herbivore animals that feed on seeds, fruits and greens. However, even if it is fairly easy to take care and feed doves, you can’t feed them with anything else, and you can’t be too careless when feeding doves. If this is your first time owning a doves, and you are confused on how to take care of it, and how to feed on them, then you might want to take a look in our Don’t Be Careless In Feeding Your Doves: A Good List Of Their Food article here.
How to take care of doves, and feed them? The right guideline to feed doves
First of all, just like the title would say, don’t be careless about doves feed. Doves generally will eat seeds, fruits and some greens but you can’t just toss any seeds for doves. Doves are fairly easy to take care of and their feeds are also generally easy to get. If you are confused on how to take care of it, and how to feed doves, then let us show you on how to do it in our how to article here. What are the best feeds for dove that is nutritious and what is best feed to keep them healthy?
In their natural habitats, doves eat seeds that have fallen from trees. They scavenge for seeds around the country side. There are many seeds you could give your doves. One of the most common seeds to give your dove is corn. Corn is easily the most used seeds to feed doves are they are fairly cheap and easy to get, and provides many nutrient for your doves. However, if you are planning to give your doves extra nutrition, give them a cracked corn as they have very large amount of energy value and nutrition. If corn isn’t your choice, then there are still wide array of selections of seeds you could give to your doves like wheat, barley, peas, rye, oats and cereals. Make sure to use bird feeder if you are planning on taking care of doves, or trying to tame one for your backyard. Be wary of squirrel that might snatch seeds from your bird feeders.
- Mixed Seeds
If you are confused on choosing seeds for your doves feed, then you can always mix them up. Mixed seeds diet is also good way to make sure your doves get more natural and healthy diets. As you can see, it is better for your doves to have natural diets without relying too much on factory made foods. It is okay to give your doves some factory made pellets as it is still healthy, affordable, and also still provides nutrition for them too. However, the best way to make sure your doves are always healthy is by giving them a natural assortment of seeds in your bird feeder.
- Assorted Fruits and Veggies
Seeds are much more affordable and easier choice, however your doves could actually enjoy some nice treats of assorted fruits and veggies. You could give some assorted fruits and veggies for your doves, but make sure to wash it carefully to remove any harmful pesticide on the surface of fruits and veggies. You should also cut any fruits and veggies into small size, and consider that doves have pretty small beaks, then you will need to finely chop it into small beak sized to avoid your doves getting choked. Don’t worry about the seeds though, as your doves could also enjoy the seeds for themselves.
And that’s it on today’s article of doves feeding guideline. Don’t Be Careless In Feeding Your Doves: A Good List Of Their Food and how to feed your doves correctly. One thing you should know more about how to feed your dove is, that you still need to create good bird feeder for your doves to eat. You can always buy bird feeder in pet store, or browse for more do it yourself ideas on bird feeder. Make sure to give your doves enough food every day, and make sure to give them organic and healthy foods.