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tjkie22
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My 2 doves are beating each other with their wings and stepping on each other. Is this normal? What should I do?
David Boyd
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This Has Happened to me before

I think its because you have 2 males.. who are fighting to show one is more dominant than the other..
So you best bet is to get another cage and separate the two.

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EdwardHilsum
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I had this when I added a second pair of doves to my aviary. The old male was really batting the new one, but it died down after a couple of days and although they still have the odd fight, they are friends now!

As long as you have a big enough cage, they should stop fighting soon.

All the best,

~Eddy
Kyle^Ravin
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Get dividers in the cage or get a longer cage so there's more space.
Bob Sanders
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Even adding an extra perch may help.

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Gordon
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Yes, Bob has a great point. Adding extra perches can help settle down the aggression.
asianmagic
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Stick the bully in "time out" in a cage by himself. Doves don't really like to be alone, and this seems to work for mine when I see one bullying another.
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