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Hi! I have done magic actively and getting paid from it now about 9months. Mostly childrens partys etc. Now I want to get into dove magic. I don't want to jump into it straight away, I want to first do some research and learn the techniques in theory before buiyng those doves and cage etc.

I have had quinea pig so I know and can clean the cages etc and I have the right "attitude" of animals, they are living things.

Also I don't have the money right away, so I would like to go to the dove magic by pieces, what do you think would be right budget for whole thing. Is 175$ budget enough?
I have couple questions:
Should I first buy maybe some video(s) and/or book(s)? and then props or at the same time? What do you think is the right steps to get into it.
What video/book(s) you suggest?

Thanks in advance, I have searched this forum a bit but I thought that I would get the right answers easily this way, and I am sure I will have tons of more questions


PS: Is there any good articles etc I should read. don't want immeaditly buy this and that.
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Bennie, do a search on member magicguy67. He joined the Café last month and asked the exact same question you are asking. Look for his posts in the Polly want a Cracker forum. After reading them, if you still have questions, we'd be glad to help you. Quickly though, in answer to your budget question,

Beginner vids are about $40 each
More advanced like Greg Frewin are $150
Pockets approx $25
Harnesses $30 plus depending on the type
Cages start around $50
Each dove is anywhere from $10 to $30
You'll need hours each day to work with your birds at first
Then there's the food, vitamins, grit, treats, vet care etc.

So it $175 enough? The answer is no.
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Bob Sanders
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It does cost money. But think what you already have invested in magic. It really may not be very different from the costs of other magic you don't even use.

It is a big decision. Don't rush it.

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Dove magic is something you work into. You can slowly work up an act. Start with one or two birds. Start withour holders. Check out Tony Clark's videos. Gen Grant is another superb dove worker.
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