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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 a male Ringneck Dove I call Lovey, who appeared in my backyard as a stray in 1988. I caught him and took him in when some cats started going after him. I don't know how old he was at the time, but I know he's at least 19 now, and still going strong! He's a very sweet bird, and has been easy to care for.
I've read that the life expectancy of a ringneck dove is 10 to 15 years. Well, our 2 males are 16 now so they're on borrowed time i guess you could say. These males live in the same cage and are best buddies, as i think they're brothers. I'm 17 so i don't quite remember when we got them but apparently we got them when i was a year old when a local vet brought them to us. My uncle named them Lunch and Dinner because we had 2 cats at that time. They usually decide to start with their laughing when someone gets home or when you're on the phone. People on the phone always ask if we have owls or something and I get confused because I'm so used to the noise that I never really notice it anymore. They are a great pet.
I love ringneck doves, I have had doves for about 6 years now. They are so sweet. I raise breed and sell doves.
About a year ago I bought a buff colored dove. He was such a joy that I went back and got a white one. Then I went back and got another buff. And then I went back and got another white! They are the best company ever. Little Veronica sits with me all day long while I do my work and the others fly to the back of my chair for a visit. My German shepherd loves the doves, especially little Veronica. You've never seen anything until you see a ring-neck dove walking her German shepherd!
Lisa in Central Florida
I just got a new ringneck dove. It is the quietest and nicest pet I've ever had. It is so sweet and cute too.
My son has a ring-neck dove that's buff-colored all over with a black band that is outlined with slivers of white. he is such a treasure! If we coo at him he will answer us back! he does another noise that sounds like a chuckle or laugh! We have a sky blue and white parakeet that is fast buddies with the dove! They are so close to each other that if one is elswhere the other calls and searches for the other! Another interesting thing is that the parakeet seems to enjoy riding on the dove's back sometimes!! lol!!! Their names Are Francis(the dove) and Petey(the parakeet)!! They are both friendly and spoiled rotten by my son!
Jeannie Smith and Son Steven
i have 5 ringneck doves that are so enjoyable. people say they are messy birds, butit's all in how the person cares for them. if you're messy the birds are messy
I have two female ringneck doves named Ezzie and Nal. They are the sweetest and most adorable thing. They are very much so in love, and they would be heatbroken if I seperated them. They enjoy being held, petted, stroked, and cooed to. Both, although placid, are very curious and will not thing twice about visiting my huge Camelot Macaw. They are very amazing pets, and everyone should have one.
Just got our first doves a month ago and they have just hatched their first eggs. They layed within a week. Babies are hard to see as momma & poppa sit on them all the time. They are both healthy and are so much fun. My husband used to keep doves years ago, and he is enjoying having them again.
We have had our dove since the pope came to Montreal in 1981. She stills coos along with me and is very gentile. I love when the sun fills her cage and she spreads her wings to take in the sun. They are great pets.