Animal Stories - Ringneck Dove


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   Ringneck Doves are gentle birds that do not bite and are easily tamed. They can be handled by by adults and children alike!
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Harriett Heumann - 2011-03-15
Have been looking for male ringneck dove for about a year...finally found one... Georgie...has been with me now for about a month. I had another male ringneck for over 20 years but Georgie's food preferences seem picky. I use the same seed mix as the pet shop where I got him. Does anyone have suggestions about seed or treats to try? I am going slow on introducing anything different into his diet.

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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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Genne Burke - 2010-09-14
Hi! 3 Days ago I believe that a small dove showed up at our home. I had put a bird feeder out and it was happily eating. We have been giving it fresh water every day and it has been more than happy to hang out in our trees. We called our local fish and game to let them know it was here and that it also has a yellow cuff on its leg. They took my number and said as long as it's not bothering us then no big deal. I hope he sticks around! He or she won't let me ketch it but it likes it when I talk to it and stay about a foot or two away! I wonder if he/she came from a wedding or funeral dove release? If anyone has any ideas about where he/she may have come from or more info on how to take care of him or her. Please let me know by e-mail. Thanks!!

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cath c. - 2010-03-21
hi, I bought a pair of doves that look like a crow but the difference is, its colors are dark green with a yellow at the edge of its wings. Their feet were bigger than the usual pigeon and are color red. The breeder said that it is a seven color chinese dove but I couldn't search it on the internet. I'm thinking that it is not a chinese or chine dove. so, I wonder if you know the breed of my doves. I can send you their pictures so you can see them. thanks a lot.

(Editor's note: you can upload the pictures here

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jaime fano - 2009-12-26
I also have ring neck pigeons but the rings are colored black. I was told that it is a spanish pigeon, I really don't know because I have not any spanish pigeons. Besides, we have native pigeons here in the phils, which are smaller than your ring necks, about 6inches from head to tail. The males have a gray head, and the boy is colored like rusty brown while females have brown head and body. I hope I can send some pictures so that they can be identified clearly.

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nw - 2009-08-23
Someone abandoned a ringed neck dove and my daughter brought it home. I have never given a thought to Doves or birds in general, however, Loretta has captured my heart. She is beautiful and gentle and very personable. She likes to be held and stays very near when she is out of her cage. I enjoy her being in our home.

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