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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 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
I had this ringneck dove and it got let out of its cage and flew away. 3 days later I was climbing a tree out in the front of our house and this ringneck dove flies right next to me and sits on the branch. I caught it and returned it to its home.
I have a real sweetheart ring neck - we call him Harold. He came to us about 1 year ago with an injury under his wing. My husband and I have quite a variety of pets (parakeets, squirrel, rabbits, turtles, cockerel, etc) and they all get along well with Harold. Harold is quite loving, he doesn't like being alone for long ( we leave the tv on for his company). He lives in our bedroom which opens to our yard where the other 'creatures' live - so he moves freely in and out. Today my husband bought him a wife and I am so excited to meet her, she is with egg already! This will be totally new to us. We are located in Trinidad, and first no one seemed to know what kind of dove he was. I got all the info online about him, then we found a pet store that has varieties of doves and ring necks. Sabrina & Antonio
I live in upper Indiana and have seen about 50 Tangarine Doves taking shelter in an abandon house next door to me. I have been feeding them and enjoying watching them. They are beautiful birds. I am afraid that with all the urban development going on they might be in harms way. I am trying different things to get them comfortabel with us and get them contained to my property in some kind of housing. I would really hate to see something happen to these guys! We have babies and adults. Too cool!
They make great pets for anyone wanting something more exotic than a parakeet. They aren't peaceful at all--they make a loud but nice cooing. It depends on which you get, many are sweet, and others (like mine) are unusually aggressive. The unusually aggressive may growl and bite, but it doesn't hurt and they can be trained not to do so.
I highly reccommend Ringnecks for people who want an interesting companion. They can be very clingy, as mine only bonded with me.