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Topic: Buying Doves?
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Jan 29, 2007 06:57PM)
Where can we buy doves???????????????
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Jan 29, 2007 07:27PM)
First thing to do is buy some good reference vid's like Tony Clark, Andy Amyx, General Grant to be sure you really want to get involved with doves. They are fun but they are also a lot of work and need constant care.

You might want to read through some of the topics in this forum to get an idea what you getting into.
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Jan 29, 2007 07:51PM)
Thanks, Dave. Are they really time consuming????
Message: Posted by: BalukMagic (Jan 29, 2007 07:56PM)
There not really that time consuming. If you have one or two in a room in your house, you feed them, play with them, etc., just like any pet.

However, you also have to train them which sometimes can be a little long and takes patience.
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Jan 29, 2007 08:23PM)
Now, where do I buy doves?????
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Jan 29, 2007 08:31PM)
Meatball, let's clarify time consuming. Each dove will take about 6 weeks of daily training. Training should last at least an hour each day. Then you must work with them to get them used to your act and what you want them to do. You must keep their cages clean, and manicure their nails.

They are not props and need constant attention to establish a good rapport with them.

Since you asked the same question again, I'll answer with the same response.

First thing to do is buy some good reference vid's like Tony Clark, Andy Amyx, General Grant to be sure you really want to get involved with doves. They are fun but they are also a lot of work and need constant care.

You might want to read through some of the topics in this forum to get an idea what you getting into.
Message: Posted by: Autumn Morning Star (Jan 30, 2007 02:40PM)
Meatball, listen to Dave. He knows what he is talking about. Birds really do need care and attention and they depend on their caregiver for a quality life...the only life they have.

Take the time to do some research on The Café. Spend some time learning about the time and monetary investments that dove magic requires. While doves are hardy, avian vet bills can be really expensive. Research is the best thing you can do for your magic act AND any future doves. Then you will be ready to make an informed decision. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Jan 30, 2007 04:00PM)
I think for now we will wait thanks for all the info dave and everyone on here
thanks
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Jan 30, 2007 04:14PM)
Meatball, do you meen your going to wait to get the birds, or wait to buy the material such as dvds and info to get you started, or wait to get the doves?

Just buy the material and dvds to see if its for you.. It will also tell you everything you need to get for the dove before you actually go out and get it..

-Vinnie
Message: Posted by: Autumn Morning Star (Jan 31, 2007 09:31AM)
Meatball, after you have researched your dove DVD's and books, and if you decide to put doves in your act, I can tell you where to find them in Montana.
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Feb 1, 2007 10:09AM)
We just got some dvds and I just picked up some books from my local pet store
thanks everone for all your help. autumn morning star where in montana we can't find any place here???????????
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Feb 1, 2007 10:14AM)
Meatball, I'm sure Autumn can help you, but if you just got the DVD's, then you need to watch and study them before buying the doves. As for the books from the pet store, they will teach you about caring for the birds, but won't go into any detail about training and getting them ready for act.
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Feb 1, 2007 10:24AM)
I don't plan on buying any doves for awhile like 6 months or so
the books from the pet store are not that good.. like you said just caring and how the doves act
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Feb 1, 2007 11:34AM)
Glad to hear that. You'll be glad you waited. Too many new performers jump right out there and get their doves, then they find out they can't dedicate the time and change their minds.

What DVD's did you get?
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Feb 1, 2007 11:44AM)
Doves 101 (DVD) - Andy Amyx
dove basic's book
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Feb 1, 2007 11:47AM)
Andy's DVD is an outstanding choice. If you have a little more cash, try getting Tony Clark's Unmasked Vol 1 and 2.
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Feb 1, 2007 11:59AM)
Ok thanks for all your help dave ...how much are unmasked vol 1 and 2 and where do we get them......we found the other dvd on e-bay but that was all we found
Message: Posted by: Autumn Morning Star (Feb 2, 2007 02:41PM)
So glad to see you got some good reading material. Now do some intensive research. No rushing...you really need time to prepare and think. Doves are precious beings and take much time and love.

Contact me in 6 months when you are ready for doves. In the meantime, if you have any questions, we are here for you.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Feb 2, 2007 03:45PM)
Meatball,

Tony Clarks vids are available from

[url=http://www.dennymagic.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=serve&item=browse.html&client=11133133&S1=%2BDISPCAT%3DDVD&S2=%2BCATAGORY%3ADove&submit.x=13&submit.y=17]Denny[/url]

[url=http://www.tonyclarkmagic.com/storefront/shop/index.php?action=search&start=12&match=Any&in=Media&search=unmasked%20&pmin=&pmax=&manufacturer=All]Tony Clark[/url]

[url=http://www.Stevensmagicemporium.com/]Stevens[/url] Click on video,DVD search for tony clark
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Feb 2, 2007 10:50PM)
Ok thanks dave and Autumn Morning Star
Message: Posted by: meatball76 (Mar 13, 2007 11:14PM)
Wow there is a lot about doves I'm learing a lot
now I need a dove ?? but do not want to proform with one for awile just want to gwt use to her or him
Message: Posted by: Gordon (Mar 14, 2007 05:36PM)
A customer of mine recently asked where he might be able to buy doves in the Chicago or surrounding area. Anyone have a breeder I could suggest? Thanks in advance!