Diamond Doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Luna_Chick66, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Luna_Chick66

    Luna_Chick66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been considering getting Diamond Doves after seeing a pair at PetsMart yesterday...

    Does anybody have any? What do I need to know?
     
  2. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Cool little birds.
    They have books at petsmart. I recommend getting the book FIRST then get the cage and all the stuff you need, then get the birds.
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I have a pair. Started out with the male and was going to keep him in an aviary with my finches and canary, but he didn't do well in there...he never learned to go down to the floor to eat and drink and he stayed up high and was getting dehydrated I think by the time I could see that something was wrong.... But after going back in his original cage he has been fine since. Recently got him a mate.

    She laid an egg the other day. I moved it cause she laid it in their grit dish and after I did they recognized where it was, but I dunno if they're gonna go ahead and take to the new nest spot or not.... If not I guess there's always next time around.....

    Otherwise, they're cute lil birds and easy to take care of as far as that goes. I feed mine seed and pelleted food the same as for finches or canaries. I believe they need grit supplied to them because they eat seeds and things whole.
     
  4. truecolorsloft

    truecolorsloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd look else where for your birds. Petsmart may be good for the supplies, but look for a local breeder.
     
  5. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Just as an adendum to what I said above.... Mine have resettled onto their new nest and took up housekeeping, so looks like it's going okay. [​IMG]
     
  6. Luna_Chick66

    Luna_Chick66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, chseeads and truecolorsloft.

    chseeads, you keep your doves inside, no? Because this is what I want some inside birds.
     
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  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Yep, mine are inside.

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  8. truecolorsloft

    truecolorsloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Love the pics, al of our ringnecks are inside, like your diamonds. It's funny to see the lookon visitors when they walk in and the birds begin to coo. [​IMG]
     
  9. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    I have had Diamonds before and they are no more diffulcult to care for than Canaries, Finches, Parakeets or any other house bird. They do require grit like other cage birds. And I would stick with a good seed mix for them. You can also mix some game bird chow in their seed. Just crush it up into a powder and mix it with the seed. That will help supply some protien that they might be missing to help put them into breeding condition. You might also consider joining the American Dove Association if you want to get some really good birds and breed them yourself. They have a list of breeders and there just might be one close to you that you can call on.

    I have ringneck doves currently. Although they keep laying eggs, non have been fertile. I may have to get another pair to see if that sparks something.
     
  10. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 11 or 12 of them . they are really flighty !!

    Mine seem to eat ALOT!!! any one else think theres eat a large amount of food ?
     

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