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benscholz99
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I think one of my doves is getting bullied by the other. Whenever I train them or practice with them one is skinnier and its feathers are short and ruffled. It looks as though it is not getting food. And when I take the supposed bully out the bullied one chows down for ten minutes. Is the situation bad enough that I should get a seperate cage?

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Absolutaly.. your bird can die from starvation.
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Ben. Sounds like you've got a dominant male. And that's what they are dominant. And it is quite obvious if you observe the birds together for a short time. I had the same problem and promptly got a new cage. Everybodys happier for it. The abused bird strong and healthy. The dominant bird calm and relaxed. All they have to worry about now is the applause. L.B.
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On 2004-09-14 23:55, lordblasto wrote:
Ben. Sounds like you've got a dominant male. And that's what they are dominant. And it is quite obvious if you observe the birds together for a short time. I had the same problem and promptly got a new cage. Everybodys happier for it. The abused bird strong and healthy. The dominant bird calm and relaxed. All they have to worry about now is the applause. L.B.


Fantastic advice. I had birds at one time and this did the trick, so to speak!
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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benscholz99
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Thanks I'm getting a new cage tomorrow.

ben
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I took Daves advice, and now all my birds are in cages, no bulling and I can set different amounts of foods and also different quanties. I find it works for the better.

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That will work as long as your birds don't need to be together for any amount of time. Travel to the show, or on stage. My solution was to buy a huge cage. They fought for a while, but now all 6 of my birds do well. They will fight from time to time, but at least I don't need to have separate travel cages to go to a show. Most of the pro's I have met only take the females out to play.
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Kingry, I've found quite the opposite with my birds. In the same cage, they fight like cats and dogs, but in a travel cage to a show and on stage during the act, they are fine. The fighting is do to male territory disputes. In a travel cage or on stage, they are in neutral environment and they don't tend to fight.
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