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If my ringneck dove couple makes offspring, when should I take them?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by FrostyWind, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chirping

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    So I was wondering if my pair of Ringneck doves ever make offsprings at what age, week, month (not year) should I take them so I can train them and be confident, tame and ok with human contact so they won't have to share a cage with the parents and can simply stay outside knowing that they won't go anywhere, or just keep them inside on a perch free without having to go in a cage?
     

  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chirping

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    I would say as soon as possible maybe a week or two
     
  3. loftkeeper

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    start hand feeding the babies at week of age to really imprint with them take away from parents at that age
     
  4. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chirping

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    oh cool, but if i want the parents to take care of it, how do i get the baby use to me around it? I don't think changing the cage's paper and water and food will do anything for it to get use to me? so what do i do?

    Thank you
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    No need to hand raise them. This breed of dove is naturally easy to tame and will form close bonds with their owners.

    Just wait till it leaves the nest... then you can start stroking it, feeding it treats, like crushed raw peanuts or millet, Once they know you have treats they will soon by flying to you and pestering you.

    You will have to take the young away form the parents once they are independent, eating and drinking on their own. Usually the parents start to get annoyed with their young at this stage and you will see them pecking the young birds and pestering them to move off on their own. That is the tame to give them their own cage so they will all be happy.
     
  6. jak2002003

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    Some of my doves.
     
  7. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chirping

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    Awesome, Thanks for the info, really appreciate it
     
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