I have an elderly male Java Dove, paired with a younger female turtle dove.
They live in a large parrot cage in my living room, (I inherited them). The male is very tame, the female not so.
However, the male had been ripping out the neck, and now shoulder feathers of the female, it is pitiful to see. She was treated for mites, so its not that. They have cuttlefish and minerals, and vitamins, and a flower arrangement to look at. When its warm I take them outside.
Recently I separated them for a few days, but they both appeared to be unhappy with the separation.SO I put them back together.
My local vet couldnt suggest anything about the behaviour, I wondered whether you could shed any light for me as to what best to do, and also I was thinking about cutting up a baby bootee into a snood to keep her warm.
I hope you are able to give me some insight as to what to do for the best