Ring-Necked Doves Are An Excellent Choice As A Pet For Both Young And Older Bird Lovers - Wave3
The ring-necked dove is one of more than 300 species of the Columbidae suborder of birds. The species is native to Africa. However, there are other species of dove that are native to places all over the world. About 59 of the more than 3,000 species are threatened with being wiped out. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/GettyImages-975973306-5c42a582c9e77c0001cacafb. jpg) Doves are an excellent choice as a pet for both young and older bird lovers. A single bird must be at least 24 inches square by 30 inches in height. Doves spend a lot of time on the ground. A cage with a non-wire bottom is best.
Most doves thrive on a vegetarian diet. Pet doves in the wild seem to do best on a high quality seed mix. If the aviary is large enough to provide flight space, it should be kept outdoors. Some doves are prone to infection from the parasite Trichomonas gallinae.
Symptoms include discoloration or sores around the mouth, and sometimes diarrhea. It can be treated with anti-parasite medications and can be prevented with good hygiene and regular cleaning. . .