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Testimonials For Dove Central From Our Customers

Below are few testimonials and photos from now good dove friends about the service that Dove Central gives.



Hi Mark,
My husband had built me a dovecote for our garden and after trawling through the 'bird sales' on the internet I realised that finding healthy and true garden fantail doves was not very easy.   I was relieved to find a safe and trustworthy website (Dove Central) that was knowledgable and could teach me about the birds, their welfare and needs. After a few e-mails back and forth, I was pleased that Mark said he had four squabs that were available in a short time when they were old enough to leave the nest. 
When they arrived, due to the excellent courier service and general health of the doves, they were seemingly unstressed by their travelling experience.  They settled very quickly, have been with us for 3 weeks now and we have really grown attached to them. They flock around when I take their breakfast (and a few sunflower hearts) and they have a few baths a week in which they stand all over each other in their eagerness to get into it. They are beautiful birds and a real asset to our garden/family.
I can't recommend Dove Central highly enough, thank you for all your advice in an otherwise book-less subject and for being patient with my questions/worries from time to time.
Ally Urquhart

Fantail Doves all white under the dovecote homing net supplied by Dove Central



Hello Mark,

A week today you came to Coventry and brought our four fantail doves, it was great to see you after our long telephone conversations.
Your help and assistant has been invaluable to myself and Mary as we are novices in the keeping of doves, we have appreciated it very much.

When I decided to make a Dovecote it was as a garden ornament only, then while browsing the internet I came across your web site which made fascinating reading, I was hooked.

The Dove Central site was excellent it has all the needs you require for keeping the doves and much more, and from the personal service you give, we can tell how passionate you are about every little detail and the doves themselves.

We know it is going to be a real pleasure watching them settle in and get used our cat and dog , even our neighbours have commented what lovely birds they are.
It gives me peace of mind also to know you are only at the of the phone for any queries I might have.
Many Thanks
Ray and Mary (Coventry)

PS how are dove’s birth certificates getting on?


Garden Fantail Doves living in a Dovecote




I was looking for a very special 60th Birthday present for my mum, as a family we decided to get her something she could look at all the time, love and have interactive contact with.... she had mentioned recently how much she loved Dovecotes so that's how I started on my quest to find the perfect one for her...
I started by looking on the net and after confusing myself somewhat I found an excellent and informative website, it actually made sense and was very well set out this site was "Dove Central", it was there I saw a fantastic Dovecote deal.. it was perfect... so I emailed and Mark came back to me straight away, giving me his mobile number to call to discuss this deal further.
From the moment I spoke to him he was so helpful and put my mind at rest, given we had never kept Dove's before... he made the whole experience run smoothly and arranged for the Dovecote to be delivered and a complete starter pack... he handpicked me 3 pairs of Doves, sent us photo's of them for our approval and he picked well they were gorgeous...
I could not have been happier when Mark personally arrived at our home in Kent to deliver the Dovecote and our new Doves, my mum was so pleased and now it is all set up she has a joy and a hobby which makes her smile everyday... Exactly what we set out to achieve...
We were so pleased with the service and help given, I would 100% + recommend you use "Dove central"... Go for it... they are absolutely amazing... I am still in contact with Mark as he is helping us get to know our Doves and how to look after them with true care and attention they deserve. What a service.... Brilliant!
Thank you so much. 

A very happy, pleased and satisfied, Nicole Bishop

The hard working guys that put the garden dovecote up




This is my first time of keeping fantail doves and although I did not buy my doves from Dove Central.
I do buy all my dove food and any other items I require for my doves. Being a novice Marks advice and support as been invaluable.

Their service is excellent with next day delivery and nothing is to much trouble for them.

Many thanks Dove Central.



My son and his Granny decided that they would like some beautiful fantailed Doves.
My son then researched how, what they needed and where to get them.

Toby is actually quite a shy 13 year old and I found him having a long conversation with the dove man named Mark!

Mark was fantastic on not only providing information on price the follow up care and providing the initial foods etc. He even spent his Saturday bringing them down from Durham to Sussex!

I can highly recommend Mark, he's provides a fantastic service and beautiful Doves
Go for they are so lovely.

L. Fox (Sussex)

White Fantail Doves




As a newcomer to keeping doves, I approached Mark for some initial help and advice having found his web site on the internet.

Mark advised me on the construction of the dovecote, the homing period and supplied me with food, vitamins and of course a few very healthy doves. Mark has since stepped in to advise when I was presented with my first eggs.

A fantastic service that I would not hesitate to recommend to others




Dear Dovecentral,

We felt we must write to say how happy we are with our pair of beautiful fantails. A personal thank you to Mark for all the emails and telephone advice, it was invaluable.

The birds arrived in great shape and the courier was a really nice guy who evidently knew his pigeons and doves. We would highly recommend your service and stunning birds.

With best wishes

Tim and Heather Magee



I have purchased a number of doves from Mark at Dove Central over the years.

I have always found his advice in regards to caring for the birds as first class, Mark is never to busy to answer a telephone call for any queries I may have.

I would not hesitate in recommending his services.

CM Middlesbrough.

Fantail Doves For Sale and Dovecote Sales




Thanks Dove Central

We bought 3 pairs of white fantail doves in July 2010 from Dove Central and after speaking to Mark he told us everything we needed to do before our doves arrived.

We must have phoned Mark over 20 times in that week that we were getting our doves and as a true professional he took the time to talk and to explain to us about the doves.
Mark supplied us everything we needed from the homing net, dove food, dove grit and minerals.

We still keep in touch and now Mark is a good friend if we have any questions he always has the right answer, we love the doves that Mark supplied us and they are part of our family.

Thank you so Much for ALL YOU HELP & SUPPORT Mark we a very happy with the doves and would recommend you to any of our friends.

David & Susan (Southampton)



Mark, I want to say a big thank you. You can see from the pictures of my Doves, how well they are doing.

This would not have been possible had you not given me so much help. You were always quick to support me and guide me through all the stages of homing and caring for my Dove's.

Your service levels were outstanding and I would not hesitate to recommend you to any body wanting to start or further there enjoyment of this hobby.

Thanks Russ

Caring for garden doves and fantail doves 




Hi Mark,

Just to say that after a break of 20 years of keeping doves I bought 6 fantails this summer and Is was thrilled when I came across your site on the internet. It is a one stop shop for all pigeon fanciers with everything you could ever need to keep your birds in top condition.

I also find your site very easy to navigate and it also comes with a very personal and rapid service as I found out recently when one of my finest young birds where in a bad state and my stress levels over the prospect of losing him hit the roof. I can’t thank you enough for your expert advice and for getting the treatment to me so quickly. You even call later in the day to follow up on His progress and it was such a comfort  and I was very impressed and did not expect that kind of service. I can’t thank you enough!

The various types of food you recommended went down well  and I will be buying all my dove food from you in future, especially the one with garlic aroma. The magic powder you recommended is given to the birds everyday and I’m happy to say that they are all in prime condition.

As for my favourite bird.... well he has  just got engaged to a very fine lady and I’m expecting their first eggs any day soon.

If it hadn’t been for Dovecentral and your personal engagement we might not have had this happy ending.

A very big Thank you!!

Best wishes
Nichlas Vilsmark
A loyal customer



I was hand rearing a couple of doves that had been found as chicks and bought into the vets. I was researching a problem I had with one of them (being a complete novice) on the internet and came across Marks website Dove Central.
From the moment I made contact with him he was wonderful. He gave me loads of advice and handy tips about caring for the doves. He is always a cheerful voice at the end of the phone if I have any concerns, worries or questions. Nothing is too much trouble.
I have since bought doves form Mark, beautiful, strong healthy birds that arrived promptly by Paul from Loft 2 Loft Couriers, very relaxed and seemingly none the worse for their journey. They have all settled in well together and look so lovely in the garden.
Mark stocks everything you could possibly need for your doves. I cannot praise him highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend him or his doves to anyone.

Nikki (Southampton)

Fantail Doves For Sale Dovecotes For Sale




I would like to thank Mark BIG TIME for all his help I bought 3 pairs of doves for my dovecote from one of the  free adverts that you see on the internet I DID NOT BUY MY DOVES FROM DOVE CENTRAL (Which was a BIG mistake) thinking that the doves I bought from the advert where fit and healthy.

Within a week 2 of my doves had died I tried to call where I had bought the doves and really there were not interested I will not go further as this upsets me.

The other doves were not doing so well and I decided to scroll the web to find answers to my dove’s problem.
I came across Dove Central at a very late hour and emailed them for help and a bit of urgent advice within minutes I got a reply from Mark to call him I WAS SHELL SHOCKED THAT I GOT A REPLY SO QUICK........... I phoned him and we talked for a good while I told him all the symptoms and he gave me advice.

I took Marks advice and I bought the medicines the next day not through Dove Central as Mark said I would not get them next day as it was late at night but Mark gave me the information that I needed to save my doves from any suffering and within the next few days my doves started to recover and 10 days later the doves had recovered and looked better than ever before

All I would like to say to Mark is BIG THANKS and that he cared for MY DOVES AS MUCH AS I DID AND THAT HE SPENT HIS TIME TO CARE.....................................


Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire




My two children bought me four doves from Dove Central, for Father's Day. I already had a Dovecot from a previous, very unsuccessful, attempt
at keeping doves a few years ago. What a fantastic present they made! My wife had searched the web looking for places to buy them and discovered which turned out to be within a short car journey from where we live.

Although I had kept doves once before, that occasion proved to be somewhat of a let down as the birds didn’t stick around. I was determined for this time to be more successful and so spent quite some time discussing dove keeping with Mark, who was very helpful and prepared to spend plenty of time offering helpful tips to successful dove keeping.

Within a couple of months, one of the pairs of birds had a couple of chicks. Unfortunately one of them became week before leaving the nest and looked very close to dying. I phoned Mark and he spent quite some time explaining how best to care for the chick and how to make some home made food for feeding it.

A month or so later, I was on the phone to Mark again as the mother of my other pair had been killed by a hawk, leaving the dad on the nest for two days. Unfortunately, the dad was starting to leave the nest more and more often and it looked like he was going to abandon the eggs. Mark again showed he was more than happy to help and offered all the advice he could regarding hatching eggs. Knowing how difficult hatching eggs can be, Mark even contact someone he know, who had managed to hatch eggs, for further advice on how to succeed. Unfortunately, we were too late taking the eggs out of the nest as they were already cold and so didn’t hatch. Mark also offered a lot of advice on how best to protect the doves from the hawk, should it have returned.

We have been back to to buy seed and minerals and Mark was again more than happy to chat about the doves and answer all of the many questions my children and I asked of him. Never did anything seem to be a bother.

If you want a friendly and helpful service from someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about doves, then visit Dove Central. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Many Thanks

Steve (Sunderland)

Fantail Doves and garden fantails doves in a dovecote all doves are white fantails




Thank you Mark at Dove Central for our four beautiful white doves and for your advice and support in getting all of the necessary start-up equipment at low cost.

You have turned a daunting experience as complete beginners into an informed process with everything we need to keep these birds happy and healthy.

Your passion has really rubbed off on us and we look forward to speaking to you for everything dove-related in the future.

All the best,
Tamsyn, Lewes (East Sussex)





I was searching the internet for information or advice regarding my fantail doves, I had 10 doves and now I was down to 5 doves. I wanted to find out why the doves were dying and if they had dieses of some description.

I found the website called Dove Central and started to read the information about Dove Health and Hygiene, I decided to phone and spoke to Mark who asked me what the symptoms were and he advised me what to do.

I bought some Coxoid and some MAGIC Nutrition and it came next day I treated the doves with the coxiod treatment and within a week the doves looked a lot better, so Mark was right the doves had Coccidiosis.

I have also bought medicines to help keep up the health of my doves and other grits, minerals, food and the water, food dispensers and it has been 3 months now and my doves are in perfect condition they have never looked as good this is all down to Mark

I would like to thank Mark for all your help and understanding

Donald Nelson (Liverpool)




We cannot recommend Dove Central highly enough.

It is a fantastic, if not the only, comprehensive source of advice and supplies for dove owners (particularly novice ones) in the UK.

Mark went out of his way to help us when we first acquired our doves providing incredible help and knowledge by both phone and e-mail.

He has helped us through the homing period for our doves, providing advice on food, health care and just how to enjoy being the lucky owners of such beautiful birds.

We could not believe how willing he was to help us, even when we rang at odd times for advice. And his patience is wonderful!

A very big thank you to Mark, and a heartfelt recommendation for Dove Central.

Mary and Stuart, Barnet



Thank you so much Mark for all your help regarding my sick fantail doves that I bought from someone else on the internet.

I thought I was going to lose them all if it had not been for you telling me what I had to do

I cannot believe how long you spent throughout the week on the phone helping me I REALLY THANK YOU for that and how fast the items came next day very impressive and professional  true to your word

I have now taken your advice and I am now in a routine with the medcines and my doves look PERFECT the best that I have ever seen them in fact the condition is amazing and the big main difference is the dove’s appetite
Your are a superstar

Thanks so much

Jason Lucas & My 8 Fantail Doves
Epping Essex





I can honestly say you gave me, a novice, every assistance, you were kind and helpful.
The birds you chose for me are lovely and aren't shy to be handled, settling in nicely to their dovecote.  I know I have a long way to go yet but also know that should I need any help you are there for me.

Thank you.
Elaine (North East of England)

 Doves living in a dovecote in England




I bought 3 pairs of Fantail Doves back in August 2010 from Dove Central. Before they arrived & after talking with Mark he supplied me with the homing net, along with all the necessary food grit minerals etc needed to keep our doves happy & healthy.

As a complete beginner its very reasuring to know that Mark is just a phone call away If I need his help & endless advice.
I would definatley recommend Dove Central 100% to anyone.
Many Many Thanks again to you Mark.
Hope you like the photos.
Sue Monks

White Fanatail Doves and Dovecotes for sale (Handmade Dovecotes)



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