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Rachel L.Floyd wrote at 2011-07-24 17:16:55
Hello my name is Rachel Floyd and a pair of mourning doves laid eggs in my flower pot. One nite the momma dove got spooked and left the eggs for over an hour so i ckd the eggs and they were very cool to the touch so i took them from the nest and held them against my body to warm them as they should be at least 96 degrees. I got a heating pad and 3thick towels and warmed the towels i ckd the temp of the towels with a thermometer when warm enough i placed them on the towels. I ckd the temp. All nite and turned the eggs every couple of hours and made sure the temp.Stayed between 96-98 degrees. The momma came back the following morning was fixin the nest and left so i hurried and placed them back in the nest and then poppa dove came to do his shift sitting on the eggs and on 7/15/2011 @ 2pm they hatch. We call the babies Phineus & Ferb and they are 9 days old and healthy.

Free Spirit wrote at 2013-06-23 17:45:38
I have Mourning Doves nesting in a low branch and I saw they were not there and so I lightly pulled the branch down to took a look and unfortunately the eggs fell into the grass.  Not touching them directly with a paper towel I put them back but they have not returned. It's been 95 during the day but mid 60's at night. I feel really bad for being so curious.  


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I`ve been raising/breeding/handfeeding/selling parrots for over 20 years (parakeets/budgies, cockatiels, 6 subspecies of conures, parrotlets, amazons, lovebirds, etc.). I've been published in "Budgies" and "Cockatiels" offered by Bow Tie Productions, and have written avian articles for publication in England. I can provide advice in raising healthy birds, handfeeding/weaning babies, some health problems (although I'm NOT an avian veterinarian), nail/beak/wing clipping, general husbandry, etc. I also have experience with racing/showing homing pigeons. I cannot diagnose specific illness over this website. If you suspect your bird is ill or if you have an emergency, contact an avian veterinarian or emergency pet clinic ASAP.


Experience: Over 20 years raising parrots and over 13 years raising pigeons. Organizations: Currently, American Racing Pigeon Union and American Federation of Aviculture. Prior member Miami Valley Bird Club, Southern Ohio Pigeon Association, National Cockatiel Society, Miami Valley Sportsman's Club, others. Publications: Monthly newsletters of bird clubs.

I've been published in "Budgies" and "Cockatiels" offered by Bow Tie Productions, and have written avian articles for publication in England.

American Federation of Aviculture, completed Level I course, Fundamentals of Aviculture. Keeping/breeding parrots and other birds for over 20 years.

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