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DOVE BITE - Lily Rose update

Lily Rose is a bit of a princess to be honest - she won't eat unless I hand feed her, and when it's feeding time she starts opening her beak, and if I am holding her, she pecks round my hand. She also won't drink unless I hold her little glass to her beak (I almost said lips!). She is very tame.

She also is a bit like a toy and tends to stay where I put her. She has several places to 'be' - the hospital (old hutch) is now her home and night quarters, but if I am around during the day and can keep an eye on her, then she sits up in the dovecote, and if she has been fed she is perfectly content up there for ages. Although I see Lucky and Lottie every day, they either have a nest elsewhere or are settling down into a child-free middle age, and haven't used the cote this year.

But if Lily Rose feels she wants to be on the ground, and I can't keep an eye on her, then she goes quite happily in the tortoise pen, and sits on a log or walks around the grass. If I am feeding the pigeons, then she walks amongst them like a wraith, not looking at them or seemingly caring that they are there, but not bumping into them either.

I feel she is stable now, but you never know with birds. Every day with her is a blessingSmile

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Posted at 22nd Aug 2017 - 07:19PM   Posted by Faith   DOVE BITE - Lily Rose update Comments: 6

Fennie's Avatar Oh Faith that picture is so funny. I'd love to see a video. Lily Ropse looks like a Penguin (feet splayed, upright stance, superior attitude) and doubtless behaves as one too. Perhaps she has imprinted herself on you. She's a funny colour as well
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Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Aug 2017 at 08:15PM

Faith's Avatar She's a ballerina - second positionLaughing

Why is she a funny colour? That's the colour collared doves are.

Bill thinks she might have a touch of paramyxo virus - I hope not. But they do go a bit penguin like when they've got it.

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Aug 2017 at 08:18PM

Camilla's Avatar Lovely photo Faith, what a cutie Lily Rose is. Fingers crossed she stays well which I know she will for longer under your loving care Faith. I don't want to even think about the Sparrow Hawks. If you have to go out Faith presume Lily Rose stays safe in hutch or cage ?

Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Aug 2017 at 10:35PM

Fennie's Avatar My collared doves aren't that colour at all. Are you really sure LR is a collared dove? But you are the expert and have the advantage of having the bird there. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 23rd Aug 2017 at 08:11AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Perhaps all the rain in Wales had washed the colour out of yours Fennie? Wink
She does look a bit of a Princess with attitude in that photo. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 23rd Aug 2017 at 09:11AM

Faith's Avatar LR is def a collared dove Fennie. I'd be interested to see a photo of one of yours!

Yes of course Camilla, Lily Rose is always put away if I am out.

Posted by: Faith on 23rd Aug 2017 at 08:41PM

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