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Barbary Dove

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

3/5

Friendly with family

1/5

Trainability

1/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

2/5

Easy to feed

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Breeding White Ring-Necked Doves

By

Canada

Posted Oct 26, 2015

Breeding these doves was definitely a learning experience. They are very family oriented birds who are shy to strangers and unusual quick movements. Being highly inquisitive creatures I learned early on to insure their pen was escape proof and free of sharp objects. Also they are easily affected by draft. Racoons are a huge danger as well so be aware! Overall, I would say that doves are a high maintenance bird that needs a watchful eye, careful care, and regular opportunities to “stretch” their wings by flying around. Whether that be in a contained area or not is up to you. Personally in the summer I let my doves fly freely outside once they are a bit older. They learned to come back when I would shake the grain pal and I loved seeing them fly around the yard in formation. If you are thinking about getting doves it is important to start with a pair; don’t only buy one. These type of birds really need a pal as well as many perching and nesting options.

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