Animal Stories - Ringneck Dove

Animal-World Information about: Ringneck Dove

   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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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!!

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.

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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.

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.

Janek Kazimer - 2009-07-26
I have a Tangerine Ringneck and it doesn't shut the heck up! I love him/her to death, but oh god, I need some sleep. I don't know what sex it is, but mine has a girl's name (Lyia) and since it never laid an egg, I usually refer to the bird as a him.
Beautiful bird, love the wings. Absolutely adore them. Often times i let him take a bath just so he'll stretch that wing out and i find myself just staring at them.
I've had him about 9 years and he was an abandonee. I worked at a petstore with a friend and one day this bird showed up in the store's aviary-she said "i dont know, he was just there one day" I adopted him because i wanted a dove so bad, my father raised them and i just grew up listening to that coo sound as a baby. So i took the bird home but needed a cage. My friend said her mother had recently had a bird and had the extra cage and she gave it to me.
Shortly after i wound up moving in with that friend from the petstore (and her mother), and of course I brought my bird. Oh, was that a nightmare! It kept my new roommates up, they curse him, they wanted me to get rid of him-- and when her mom finally said "oh no, not that bird again!" i inquired to only learn that it was her mother who abandoned the bird at the petstore in the first place! So of all people to adopt the bird she tried to get rid of it was me and i moved it right back into the house and into the exact same cage!
The bird is a survivor. Three times he was attacked by my friend's evil cat, once so bad it required a trip to the vet. The cat's claw sliced open its neck and i scooped it up holding him, thinking he was not long for this world. His blood squirted out in a pulse along with his heartbeat. I was terribly upset--but he didnt die. It been about 7 years since that incident and he's missing a patch of feathers in his neck so when he puffs up to sing its really obvious.
Me and my bird moved out some years later and he enjoys a much larger cage now and alot of out-of-cage time. He's very good at being in the house in general and we often let him out for days. We put his seed dish right with the cat's and the two of them will eat side by side. I've seen the bird snuggle into the cat while she's sleeping. In the spring/fall we'll set his cage on the backporch on cloudy days (bright sun just seems so bad for him) so he can get fresh air.
As much as i can't wait for him to shut up every night, i'll miss him terribly when he his gone.

Angela - 2009-06-22
I have a ringneck dove that fell off the powerline in back of our house. I'm not sure if it got shocked or not but am trying my best to care for it (rehabilitate I suppose is the right word). All we have is chicken feed and wheat berries. I was thinking of trying to give it a cherry and/or a blackberry just to try to get it to eat something. I can't tell if it's eating or drinking. It doesn't coo but just sits in the box blinking. It's mate still is hanging around our yard - just looking for advice... :)

Kathryn - 2009-06-01
To tell male from female, feel for the pinfeathers at either side of the anus. The females' are wider (to let the eggs out).

Issac - 2009-04-12
Kayla if you are sure that it is a female laying eggs, I would move her into a good sized cage with her mate. After she has laid her eggs check them a week later by looking at them in the light and you should see red veins in the eggs. If they are not fertile you will need to change the male, cause if she lays eggs then she is fertile but the male may not be. FYI they do better breeding when they all have their own nest boxes. Or if you want to make sure of the parents put them in their own cages when you want to breed. Hope this helps.

James Adkerson - 2009-04-06
I have two pair of white Ringneck doves Rick, Lucy, Fred & Ethel. Each pair has its own 15"x32" cage. They lay eggs and lay more eggs! but they don't hatch? Ethel will sit on her nest for weeks before she lays her egg, then when the egg gets here it seems she breaks it! Lucy never lays her first egg in the nest? I'll place it in the nest. She then will set it until the time her second egg comes and then she'll kick the first egg out! She will set on egg#2 for 2 to 3 weeks then give up, it's a dud. I've broken them before and at some point they were alive! Not sure what to do they're nests are lined with knitted soft bottoms? can you give me some advice

kayla - 2009-03-21
A lot of people have these ring neck doves and say that their's lay eggs and usually hatch. Do you know mine, she lays and lays but none ever hatch. I'm trying to figure out if it's because she's in this big cage with 7 other males and females. I want to move her by herself when I see that she's laid eggs, but I'm afraid that they will not hatch. Anyone with the same problem, I would love some advice.