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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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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
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.
Ring neck doves are lovely.
Hi every one, I just bought two white doves last week, I ordered two books to read more about them but they are faster then I am, they have laid two eggs but are not setting on them, does this mean there is no babys in those eggs or do they just not have to set on their eggs, confused?
I was given 2 Ringneck Doves last Fall(08) and now I have 7. I can't tell which is male and which is female. I have decided that the males are the ones doing the cooing. BTW one is sitting on another egg now so we soon will be 8.
My family has a ring neck dove that is over 20 years old. We had 2 but one died almost 10 years ago. I can't believe the one we have is still alive. I am 21 years old and I know it is older than me. We have always enjoyed it's cueing and that has been a norm at our house.
I have a ring necked dove that was given to me by my great uncle. Suprisingly enough this bird is now 20 years old. We've never had any problems with him or health wise. He's been a caged bird since we got him and is doing great. So don't be suprised if your dove will live for another 5-10 years.
These are definitely not particularly mean birds. I have had a couple of them over the last 2 years. The female of my current pair is very laid back. The male is a spaz. He coos and coos and coos and coos. It gets very frustrating in a small room, but despite the occasional annoyance I love them both and will have them until they get old and pass on. They are not the brightest bird species, but they do have an inquisitive nature that will send you laughing. They're easy to care for too.
Great article!! I'm a hobbyist dove breeder and have had ringneck doves as pets for many years! They're really sweet and lots of fun to watch! I have baby fawns and whites for sale, local only in Shasta County, CA. I'm very interested in getting some silky and pink ringnecks, as well as some miniature doves, so if anyone knows of any for sale please let me know!
see my blog www.dovelove-thematchmaker.blogspot.com for the continuing story of
my doves and finches