I We Also Raise and Breed Beautiful White and Ringneck Doves

$30.00 each a Breeding Pair is $145.00


 

Doves are peaceful and easy to train can offer years of enjoyment if you follow the right program 
If you have these things in place then we'd be happy to sell you a friend that can live for over 15-20 years 

Step 1Choosing a Habitat 
Housing 
• Doves are social and can be housed together in pairs or in larger flocks in an aviary. 
• Minimum cage size is 18x22x18". Doves that are group housed require larger cages. 
Perches 
• Place two (A) perches at different heights. Do not place over (B) food bowls. Provide perches of differing widths, diameters and textures to help keep your pet’s feet healthy. 
Cage Placement 
• Place your Dove’s cage away from drafts and open windows. Cover the cage at night to prevent drafts. 
• Be aware that Doves are sensitive to smoke, scorched Teflon and strong odors. The cage should not be placed in the kitchen. 


Step 2Play and Hide 
These items are essential for your pet’s comfort, health and wellbeing. 
Nests 
(C) For sleeping, your dove may enjoy a nest. 
Hay Balls 
(D) When filled with timothy hay, these balls encourage foraging. 
Baths 
• Provide a birdbath 2-3 times per week. You can offer a warm water bath or gently mist your pet with warm water from a clean spray bottle. 

Step 3Bedding 
Types 
(E) Corn cob bedding, aspen, wood pellets or recycled paper products can be used. Cage liners are also appropriate. 
Cleaning 
• Bedding should be spot cleaned weekly and completely changed monthly. 

Traits and Behavior 
Calm 
• These gentle birds can often be tamed to sit on your hand. 
Soothing 
• Their soft cooing sounds make the Dove an amusing pet. 
Messy Eaters 
• Your Dove will drop a lot of food while eating. 

HEALTH 
New surroundings and environments can be stressful for pets. Prior to handling your bird, give her 3-4 days to adjust to her new surroundings while monitoring her behavior for any signs of excessive stress or illness. 

THINGS TO WATCH FOR 
• Decreased appetite; weight loss • Decreased activity and grooming behavior 
• Change in droppings in excess of two days 
• Prolonged sitting at the bottom of cage 
• Discharge from nose or mouth; frequent sneezing 
• Feathers fluffed for prolonged periods of time 
If you notice any of the signs described above, speak with a us or your Vet. associate or veterinarian regarding the health of your pet.




SPECIES INFORMATION - RINGNECK DOVE

Description:

The Ringneck Dove is easily the most commonly kept dove in captivity. This domesticated bird (Streptopelia risoria) descends from the African Ring Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea). This bird is about 12" from tail to head. The original wild coloring is quite beautiful as are the over Forty aknowledged color mutations/combinations. The Wild colored bird has brown and grey feathers on the back and wings with a rich rose colored head and breast and a black neck ring.


Other Names:

Collared Dove, Barbary Dove, Domestic Ringed Dove

Subspecies: None

Natural Habitat:

Only in captivity.


Status in Wild: This species is kept only in captivity but is thought to descend from the African Ring Dove.


IN CAPTIVITY

Housing: Ringnecks can be kept and bred in cages as small as 2 feet square.Males tend to be quarrelsome with other males so it is best to keep them in single pairs.

Temperatures: Ringnecks are a hardy bird. If slowly acclimated and protected from the elements, they can take below freezing for a moderate period of time.

Feeding: Ringneck doves do well on a diet of various grains and seeds including millet, milo, wheat, black sunflower, canary grass, safflower and cracked corn. A quality wild bird seed mix is excellent, or commercial dove mixes may be purchased from many local feed stores. As with all seed-eating doves a quailty, high-calcium grit should be offered as well.

Breeding: CLICK HERE for notes on breeding Ringneck Doves by Wade Oliver.

Numbers: Ringnecks are surely the most commonly kept dove in the world. Estimating a number would be impossible and would likely be in the hundreds of thousands worldwide.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Articles: A Must Have Book...
Ringneck Doves:
A Handbook of Care and Breeding
 
Extensive care and breeding guide with over 100 Full-color Photos 
and descriptions of 33 colors and varieties!
By Wade Oliver

Click Here for more information!

Web Sites:

Don't forget to check out the Advanced Genetics Wizard. It's awesome!

CLICK HERE to go to RingneckDove.com, the web site of Dr. Wilmer J. Miller, the formost expert on the ringneck dove (Streptopelia risoria).


Notes:

Click here for a Ringneck Dove Phenotype/Genotype Chart.

Much of the fun in keeping Ringneck doves is in the genetics. Learning simple genetics is quite simple. Be sure to pick up the handbook above for an excellent introduction!


More Images:

CLICK HERE for a listing of each color mutation/combination along with a picture.

Doves for Sale in North Bay Ontario