Also known as the Cape Turtle Dove or Half-collared dove, is a widespread and often abundant dove species in East and Southern Africa.
They get their name from the half ring on the bottom of there neck. This color can range from being Black, Grey or White.
Ring-Necked Dove has been domesticated for over 2000 years.
Temperament: For the person that's looking for a more laid~back bird, Doves are a great match for this. They're the easiest birds to handle and care for. You never have to worry about the bird biting you or having a bad day. It takes no time to for the bird to become your best friend. Doves will go to anyone and they're great listeners. You'll enjoy petting their super soft feathers. Males can be a little more active and their cooing sounds can be a little louder than Females. Very easy to train. You can have them hang out on a bird stand of your choice when you're not handling them.
They hardly have any health problems.
Life span: 10 - 20 years.
Size: 9.8 ~ 10.4 inches long and Weigh 3.2 ~ 6.6 oz.
Diet: They feed mainly on seeds, grains and insects on occasion (termites, weevils and others). Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for them as well.
Like all birds Research the correct/Safe Fruits and veggies.
Digestion: Grit and Crushed Oyster Shells are needed in a small dish at all times, NOT mixed in with their food. Because Doves swallow their food whole they need to give this grit to help them digest the food properly by the grit breaking the food up for them. The crushed oyster shells help with digestion as well but this will give them that extra calcium that helps with healthy bones and helps the female for egg laying.
Water: All types of Water is OK for your bird to drink. But drinking their water from a Water Bottle is a lot healthier for your bird. A dish of water can be fun for the bird to bathe in and sometimes they'll poop in the water. So you definitely don't want the bird to drink from this dish.