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Indoor Dove Owner’s Guide

The website “Indoor Dove Owner’s Guide” will inform readers of basic guidelines for keeping doves as indoor pets. It will focus on food, behaviors, environments, and enclosures that are important to be mindful of when owning a dove indoors. The info page will have a form for dove owners to upload photos of their dove (which will be a façade for the purpose of this website). There will be descriptions of the differences between outdoor dove keeping and indoor dove keeping, and will have examples of the kinds of environments that make doves comfortable indoors, such as the placement of their cage, and having enough room to fly around in short bursts. Additionally, there will be a page for feeding doves, with information on food preparation and frequency. It will include a list of human foods that are safe for bird owners to share with their birds, as doves are excellent foragers and are likely to come into contact with human food scraps. There will be a page on the habits of doves, and how to facilitate their happiness by enabling their natural habits as much as possible. It will include photos and videos of dove behaviors, such as challenging, courting, bonding, and preening. Lastly, there will be a page detailing resources for dove owners, such as tips on finding a trustworthy animal breeder and ornithology information for those new to keeping birds. At the top of each page, the website should be navigable by a navigation bar along the top of the webpage.

Target Audiences:

The target audience of this website project will be individual users that are new dove owners/people who may be interested in owning a dove, but do not have background knowledge on dove ownership. For writing this website, I would want to know what kind of information is most helpful for new owners or tips that they are least likely to know about. Visitors to the site are expected to be predominantly high school aged or older, with a fair proficiency in using the English language. The site will be written from the perspective of a dove owner in America, but many of the tips will be applicable to other countries as well. Technical specifications of the site include support on modern browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc., with limited support on modern smart phone browsers. Page elements will be demarcated with tags to aid the vision-impaired. Anyone with a basic understanding of point and click interfaces should be able to fully use this site.