Common name- Diamond Dove
Latin name- Geopelia cuneata
Country of Origin- Australia
Sex- Males & females available
Adult size- 18-20cm 45g
Average Lifespan- 15 years
Diet & water- Foreign finch or canary seed and fresh water daily. Small pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables can be given as a treat. Millet sprays and cuttlefish should also be offered.
Care level- Beginner
Description- Diamond doves are best kept in a large cage or aviary. They are very tolerant birds and can be housed with finches and canaries. From about 6 months of age, the sex of a diamond dove can be determined. The males have a larger orange ring around their eye.
Cleaning- Clean out cage at least once a week and disinfect.
Shopping list- Cage, Sand sheets or bird sand, Seed, Treats, Seed dish, Water bowl, Grit, Perches, Toys, Millet Sprays, Cuttlefish, Iodised block, Disinfectant