The safety and well-being of our doves are a top priority, please read our terms and conditions so we can ensure that your special event is a memorable experience.
Q. How much does a dove release cost?
can completely customize your package around your needs. We offer very
competitive pricing. A white dove release can cost as little as
$50.00. Please contact us for a quote.
Q. Where do the doves go after they are released?
The birds circle above to get their bearings and then they fly to their home. They immediately go back to their home to their nesting boxes, food and water.
Q. How do they know to return to their home loft?
Rock Dove's have been studied for many years. It is thought that they navigate by being able to sense the earths magnetic field (They can tell their North and South). Well trained doves can locate their home up to 600 miles away!! Some racing doves have been recorded flying distances of 1,000 miles.
Q. What type of training do the doves have?
Although it is the doves natural instinct to return to their home, just like a bird dog will point without being trained. Training the doves in different directions and taking them out from short to longer distances improves there navigational skills.
Q. How long does it take them to get home?
Under excellent conditions they fly between 50 - 60 mph, and usually fly non-stop until they get home.
Q. Why won't you release at night?
They cannot see very well at night, and if they have to seek shelter in a tree overnight they may fall prey to an owl, or other night predators. Being white, they stick out like a sore thumb in the night to their predators.
Q. Can't I just use the doves I find in a pet store?
The turtledoves (also referred to sometimes as ringnecks or mourning doves) are poor fliers and should never be released into the wild! They will fall prey to dogs, cats, and hawks. More embarrassing though is that they won't fly more then a few feet from where you released them. They have NO homing instinct and it is considered cruel to release these types of doves. Our birds are vaccinated, wormed and fed special diets. They are expensive and require a lot of time and training by experienced handlers. You may spend a few extra dollars hiring us, but you get peace of mind knowing you are providing guests with the proper enjoyment of a professional bird release.
Q. How do you prevent the birds from making a mess on our guests?
Just like human athletes, our doves have a special diet before your big event so they can perform at top levels without "messing up." They also fly with their feet tucked up underneath so they won't soil themselves. While we can never 100% guarantee that a mess may not happen, it is very unlikely.
Q. At what
point in the ceremony should the birds be released?
This is entirely up to you! There are a lot of creative designs in the timing and location of your release. We will work closely with your photographer and coordinator of your event to ensure the best possible results.
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