Dove owners -- turtle doves or diamond doves, which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Denninmi, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    I had turtle doves as a teenager and really enjoyed them. My idiot father made me give them away when I went to college.

    Well, at 45, I guess I'm old enough to do as I please, so I would like to get a pair of doves again. I have a really nice, large cage that I think would be perfect and a good place in the house for it with nice lighting and away from drafts.

    Considering either regular turtle doves or the diamond doves, which are really beautiful little birds? If you were in my position, which would you choose as household pets and why?

  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    Hands down,the turtle doves.Beautiful birds.Better looking than the Diamonds in my opinion.
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Sorry, wrong forum -- I meant to put this in the pigeons and doves forum.
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Well... I dont like the ringnecks at ALL (Thats what you mean by turtle doves right?) I love my Diamond doves and I also like my Asian Dwarf Turtle doves that are very neat. They sound like a dog barking!

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010

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