FAQs – White Dove Release Melbourne
1. What if its really hot weather or raining?
Its stress-full for doves in very hot weather….so we dont proceed with bookings on days which are forecasted to be over 33 degrees. Wet weather is ok, as long as heavy rain is not forecasted. We’ll fully refund you for bookings which are cancelled by us due to weather.
2. Do you attend to coordinate releasing of the doves?
No. Ours is a ‘no frills – DIY’ offering. However we certainly do show you or friends/family how to very simply hand release the doves upon pickup, or you can open the exit of the carry cage and they will fly free.
3. What if we can’t pick up the doves as we’re too busy planning the event?
You could ask family or friends to pickup, or search for a pet courier or can arrange a dove friendly Uber. Remember to book them in well ahead.
4. What happens to the doves once they are released?
They will circle to find their bearings and are trained to fly back directly to their loft home.
5. What if the doves wont leave their carry pen?
They will. Importantly, once you’ve fully opened the larger side exit for the birds, stand well away from the carry cage, at least 5 meters. Ensure that you stand on the opposite side to their exit.
6. What are your fees?
$33 per dove, plus a deposit for the carry cage unless you can bring your own carry cage. (for example a cat carry cage can transport a maximum of 2 birds). Your deposit is fully refunded upon return of carry cage in good condition within 21 days.