Posted Jul 09, 2015
I started training ringneck doves when I realized how amazing it looked to see birds flying out over the audience and returning to stage to the performer. I began with one bird and grew the performance into 6 doves total. At first, it wasn't too dirty, but by the time I owned 6 of them it was a little smelly in the apartment and I would have enjoyed having a heated garage for them. They were easy to train with food once a day, and always at the same time and eventually they will always come back to you...no matter where you take them. These birds are hearty up to the end, and I will miss them very much. They do exhibit different personalities, but not enough, to overcome the problem of them trying to mate and coo-ing as soon as the sun comes up. I did NOT like that early morning torture...but overall they were decent animals to spend time with.