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Doves (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual)

  • Author: Gayle A. Soucek
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series
  • Copyright: 2006
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764132326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764132322

Product Description

Here is all the information you need to keep these small and gentle members of the pigeon family as household pets. Topics include caging, nutrition, health, behavior, breeding, and genetics of common pet dove species. This heavily illustrated book avoids technical language while offering sound advice and reliable information to current and soon-to-be pet owners. Written by animal specialists, veterinarians, and trainers, the titles in this series focus on pets of all kinds—different dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, yard animals, and even exotic pets. All Pet Owner’s Manuals are filled with high-quality photos and instructive line art.

From the Back Cover

(back cover)
Information and advice to help you take good care of your Doves

The typical Dove: its origins, anatomy, life cycle, traits, and more

Expert advice: feeding, caging, health care, and much more

Understanding Doves: their body language and its meaning

  • Step-by-step directions for everyday care
  • Informative and attractive checklists and sidebars
  • Filled with handsome full-color photos

    (picture caption)
    These small and gentle members of the pigeon family make fascinating pets.

  • My Thoughts

    This book is a good beginners guide to keeping doves. It has some guidelines on picking a healthy dove that were good, as well as general information on caging, behavior and illness. If you’ve read any other bird care book, however, you probably won’t learn that much on these topics.

    This book really fell short in regard to its coverage of different species. There was a brief description of some of the common and less common species, but sadly not each species had photos. In the chapter regarding breeding, it again was lacking species related information (clutch size, incubation days, fledge days, etc) and just included generic ranges of days that wasn’t overly helpful.

    So, although this is titled the “Complete Pet Owner’s Manual”, I still found myself searching on the internet for information on my common species of doves.


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