What Do You Feed a Baby Dove?

Feed a baby dove commercial hand-rearing formula that is specially designed for its species. Mix the formula with warm water because baby doves don’t like to eat food that is too cold.

Prepare the formula according to the directions on the package, and do not add ingredient or dilute the formula unless a veterinarian directs you to.

A baby dove can be fed using an eyedropper or syringe. For the first few weeks of the bird’s life, it needs to be fed every few hours, which can be very taxing. Give the dove about 10 percent of its body weight in food at each feeding.