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Re: bad dove parent

I have pet doves as well as doves outside that nest.  Doves do leave the nest 
on occasion for periods at a time.  It was alarming to me at first also, but 
didn't seem to bother the eggs (eventual offspring) at all.  
Keep an eye on them and see if she comes back at all, if she does....then all 
is well.
If not...find a surrogate.  I'd take them for mine to sit on, but you are a 
bit far away.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 4/23/2003 9:12:49 PM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

> parent!  Aren't momma birds supposed to sit on their eggs all the time? 
> Our dove that I told you about keeps leaving the nest in my hanging 
> basket.  She left several times yesterday but always came back.  Now 
> today I haven't seen her at all.  It hasn't been very warm so I'm 
> concerned that the eggs are getting cold.  Are mommas supposed to sit on 
> the eggs all the time?
> DF

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