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mark - 2011-03-14
I have several pairs of diamond doves housed in an aviary with zebra finches. Two pairs lay eggs and incubate for a week or so and then abandon the eggs. Why are they abandoning their eggs?

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Kasey - 2008-12-05
Why is my ring neck dove not pecking at his cuttle bone? My zebra finches do it.

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  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    He or she will do better with grit. Doves prefer grit.
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Dan Robertson - 2010-06-13
I am looking to identify what I believe to be a dove. It is not a Mourning Dove, as this pair is larger - more the size of the Rock Pigeon. It has a tan or tawny solid colored body with a small white ring on the back side of the neck. They easily get along with all the birds at my feeder in the back yard and are a male and female ( slightly smaller )

If you could send a photo, along with the specific name, I would be very appreciative.

Thanks

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  • Harriett Heumann - 2010-11-05
    Dan..
    U didn't say where u live but from the description of the bird I'd say u have a pair of ring-neck doves. Usually they have a black ring around the side of their necks, not white tho. There are several websites showing pics of the ring-neck doves.
    I live in south Missouri and they are all over the place here. I used to live in north Missouri and didn't see them up that way but they sure have adapted to southeastern Mo. I had a male ring-neck, Riggy, for over 20 yrs given to me by my daughter... he was without a doubt the most interesting/special pet I have ever had! I am searching for another male ring-neck, they make excellent house pets!

    Enjoy your birds!...Harriett
  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    Some of my pet ringneck doves have black rings but a couple have white it depends on their main coloring.
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Brenda - 2011-02-14
Can you help me, what is a white ring on right leg mean, and RED ring on left leg (corl) thank you if you can help me.

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  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    Normally the rings are tools for when they are showed off at bird shows.
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dove dazzled - 2009-08-01
I've been looking for two tangerine/pearled/pied dove for an incredibly long time and I don't want a breeding pair, because a still-school person like me can't have twenty birds in my house. So I'm lost...I want to birds, but I know they can't be male, because males fight, but I don't want females either, because they're coloring isn't as dramatic and bright as the males, and I don't want a male and a female because I don't want them to breed! Please, I need advice...

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  • janine doughty - 2010-05-05
    Not all males fight I have 6 doves, two mating pairs and a pair of male doves who have fallen in love ... they are so sweet they do everything a pair would do right up to laying eggs :) they have being together for two years now and doing just fine ......
  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    I just bought two of those if you go to www.sissysbirdcolony.com her number is on there that's where I got mine she has those often at fair prices.
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Flubi - 2009-05-11
I have a female dove that is four years old and has been laying eggs forever. Now I have a mate for her who is four weeks old. The female layed eggs two days after I bought the male. They were unfertile. I purchashed him on the 18th of April. Now it is the 11th of May and when I came home from school I found ANOTHER egg! How long does it take for a female dove to lay the next batch of eggs? I'm know Marshmellow is a hen, but now I'm confused on Hershey. Help!!

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  • Ahmagrammy - 2011-01-15
    If Hershey is a male, he is too young to mate. The male usually has to be 6 months old or older.
  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    When my female laid her eggs the first were also infertile, I took those out and within less then a month she had two more and they have now hatched 16 days after being laid and are now 1 week old hatchlings.
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Becka Carter - 2010-08-08
I have 2 sets of Doves in the last 5 yrs. Only problem is both sets are females. I was hoping for male and female for breeding. I read that a male can also occasionally lay an egg. Is this true? One of mine is always nesting and sitting on eggs. But they never hatch and I remove them before they get bad. The other lays but does not sit or nest.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-02-25
    Well sometimes female doves have eggs on their own, yes, but they need a male for the egg to actually hatch a chick.
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Alex - 2011-02-15
I am looking for a young Diamond dove does anyone know where I can get a young one I have two weeks to find one or I have to go to the store and get an adult.

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Marissa - 2008-01-24
Hey, I have a diamond dove which i believe is a female but was told it was a male. its mate killed itself but trying to get outside and hit the glass. He is lonely so if any of you all know where I can get him or her a friend i would really appreciate it. I'm in Paducah ky. and no one around here knows anything... thank you.

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  • Dotti Dillon - 2010-07-25
    I also would like to know where I can purchase a pair of Diamond Doves.
  • Alex - 2011-02-15
    You could go to petco they have diamond doves I myself am getting one in two weeks.
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carl - 2010-10-17
I had a diamond dove get outside of cage can they survive in wild I'm trying to capture it but it's hard it keeps coming back in the evening and I have other babies and I'm trying to find them a home.

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  • Alex - 2011-02-15
    Are they still babies if they are how much for it?
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