HideeDeekee from Reddit went through her old cell phone and found a series of really special photos from when she was 13 years old. Back then she found an abandoned dove egg and decided to raise the bird all by herself. This photo journal says it all.
Day 1 – It’s hatching right in her hand
Day 2 – There is the little fella
Day 8 – Look he’s already bigger than the egg he hatched from
Day 9Day 10Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14Day 15Day 16 – He already learned how to perchDay 17Day 18 – His feathers are growing fast now!Day 19Day 20Day 21Day 22Day 23 Day 24 – Interesting stuff everywhere Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 – Almost ready to fly Day 28 Day 29 Day 30
She named the little dove “Deekee” and said:
The wild one was allowed to come and go as she pleased, like a house cat. One day, she didn’t come back. Either her lack of fear due to us raising her got her captured by a person thinking she’d be a good pet, or eaten by a predator… however, I have hopes that she simply found a mate and reverted to her wild instincts. Allowing her to roam as she wanted for at least a year allowed her to regain her natural fears and behaviors back.
Let us hope that “Deekee” had a good and happy dove life without too much trouble. He was certainly lucky to be found by such a nice girl because otherwise he wouldn’t have had a chance out there.
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