They are one of australia s smallest pigeons along with the peaceful dove they have been spotted occasionally in southern australia in parks and gardens when the centre of australia.
Diamond dove cage floor.
The cage should be free of drafts from open windows air vents or ducts.
Below is a photo of what i consider to be the minimum cage for a pair of diamond doves.
The cage should be at least 18 x 22 x 18 inches 46 x 56 x 46 cm.
Diamond doves may contract some common ailments including pigeon pox parrot fever salmonellosis and.
To be pigeon and dove friendly the bottom should be covered with something easy to clean and flat.
The bigger the enclosure the better especially if it will house multiple doves.
There is a photo of such a cage on the ringneck dove page.
Diamond doves often become lost in people s homes if the bird s owner does not keep track of where their birds are when allowed out of the cage.
I usually place some nesting material in the nest box and then provide more on the cage floor.
Removing babies from the parents cage raising baby diamond doves raising babies is usually not a problem as normally the parents do all of the work.
A single bird will do fine in a cage about 18 square width height length and a pair of doves in a cage 24 square or larger.
A loose dove that is frightened can easily fly into situations where it can not easily be found and sometimes can get into situations it can not get out of by itself.
And recently i have found some cages where the entire front of the cage can be opened for cleaning purposes.
Provide your pet a hygienic environment to live in by using a proper disinfectant to clean its enclosure.
The diamond dove geopelia cuneata is a resident bird in australia the dove predominantly exists in areas near water but which are lightly arid or semi arid in nature being central west and northern australia.
Please be sure to check periodically and make sure that the sun is not reflecting off the water in their dishes.
Keep a bathing dish full of fresh clean water on the cage floor to allow the dove to stay clean and healthy.
It has the dimensions of 13 inches across the front 15.
Provide at least 2 perches of different thickness and materials.
These tame birds can be hand fed without worry of being bitten like other domestic birds or parrots and make excellent pets for those who desire a more calm animal companion.
These variations help keep birds feet strong and healthy.
You need to provide them with a nest box and suitable nesting material.
Dove bird cages domesticated doves such as ringnecks or diamond are known for being some of the sweetest gentlest creatures on earth.
Since diamond doves really love sunbathing the cage should be placed near a window which gets morning or afternoon sun.
A minimum cage for diamond doves.
Java doves do well when kept in a cage inside the home provided they have enough room to stretch their wings and move around.