Diamond Dove

Diamond Dove


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

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