(Little Rock AR USA)

We found an abandoned baby in the yard. It was hungry and thirsty. It is still quite young, the tail is barely as long as the wings. It has the spikey baby feathers that have not yet fluffed out and is a dark gray color. It looks like a dove. We have so many mourning doves around,that is probably what it is. It is very affectionate and likes to be held. It has a very quiet squeak, even when it wants to be fed. It is amazingly strong for a little bird. I have raised other wild babies, hopefully this one is healthy and will survive.

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Jul 26, 2011
I have a young mourning dove also.....
by: Sherry

Just wanted to tell you about the situation I have now with an orphaned dove.
I too found an abandoned little dove. I fed it a mixture of soft food and have helped it learn to bathe and now eat some seeds. It can fly also.
It's been seven weeks now and when I take it outside it will fly but then comes back to me.
On two different days it did fly into a tree and
I didn't see it. Each time it left, the next morning it was back sitting on my swing set and
wanted back on my porch to eat and drink. It was
so hungry and thirsty. It now doesn't want to leave at all. I don't know what to do. I have a
house cat which doesn't help. From what I've read, it won't survive out in the wild because it
depends on me. I am looking for a bird sanctuary, but can't find one anywhere.

Jul 19, 2011
Rescued Dove
by: Anonymous

Hello! I know your comment is really old, but I want to share any way. I just found a baby mourning dove as well, though it's a little older and fearful of people. I am going to take good care of her and hopefully release her when she gets older.

Jun 26, 2009
Lucky you
by: Anonymous

Good for you! Thanks for caring for our friends!!

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