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Re: Silly questiuon from an inexperienced breeder.

Posted by Stacy on 5/03/05
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    On 5/03/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 5/03/05, Stacy wrote:
    >> Are doves considered softbills? if they are I'll ask my
    >> questions.
    > Yes they are.
    > Michael L

    I just didn't want to post where I shouldn't.

    Anywho, I have a pair of doves that have tried to mate. the
    female laid eggs, but it seemed to early (less then three-four
    days) for them to be fertile. My issue is they are soft shelled.

    This worries me- I have had this pair for only a couple weeks,
    and I am afraid that they have not had enough calcium. Is there
    a way to get them back on track, or should I just let them chew
    their cuttlebones and keep offering them eggs?

    I just want it to be too much or too late, and I can hardly
    find any e-reading to help me with this problem, and others.
    What do they eat other then seeds? Can they eat the same people
    food that parrots can (veggies, whole grain bread, onions,
    everything but the avacodo)?

    I am concerned about this because of my inexperience with this
    type of bird.