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November 18, 2022

Diamond Dove

Hello can a Diamond Dove eat suet cake?


Hi Paula,

I wouldn’t recommend it. Suet cakes are intended for wild birds, particularly in colder climates, to provide a fat & protein source to help them out during a cold winter. Wild birds are very active and can burn off the extra fat and protein. A captive bird is likely to get overweight or develop heart disease from consuming something like suet. Doves eat mostly seed and greens in the wild, and should not be fed a high fat, high protein diet.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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