Spotted Turtle Doves info needed ..
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Spotted Turtle Doves info needed .. I would be very grateful ..

Thanks so much

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Spotted Turtle Doves info needed .. Hi if anyone has info on Spotted Turtle Doves info needed .. I would be very grateful .. Thanks so much

Your best bet is to Google it. Do you know its scientific name? If so, Google that, as well.
Gloria
Spotted Turtle Doves info needed .. Hi if anyone has ... .. I would be very grateful .. Thanks so much

Your best bet is to Google it. Do you know its scientific name? If so, Google that, as well. Gloria

Is it Streptopelia chinensis, the Chinese Spotted Dove, usually called "Laceneck" or"Necklace" by pet shops?
Where are you? Australia? The climate there should suit them well. How are you keeping them?
Here in New Zealand the birds have become feral around Auckland. About twenty to forty visit our garden. They seem to eat the same seeds as Ringneck or Barbary doves, but also eat greens. They must be able to find food during the winter when there are no seeds about, unlike the ringnecks which depend on humans to feed them.
They are doing well and just now (our spring) there are already several juvenile birds visiting.
What do you need to know about them? There are many sites on Google for Streptopelia Chinensis.
Geopelia
Hi all,
Today i let my darlings go, i hope they make it in the world, i will miss them and think of them every second. My heart is heavy.

Im like a clucky girl today! Im worried and anxiouse, i know they can eat and drink, their flying skills are new to them, but they can fly. Ive been looking up all day an around, one is in the neighbors garden on the fence, or was, and the other went to a pine tree.
They are so beautiful, but i felt it was time for them to be free as they are big and strong enough! I know their parents fly around the house, and many of their type so .. cluck cluck
Rachael xx
Hi all, Today i let my darlings go, i hope they make it in the world, i will miss them ... enough! I know their parents fly around the house, and many of their type so .. cluck cluck Rachael xx

Maybe they will be able to join a flock. They need to learn from other doves where to find food, what cats are etc. Put out food for them for a while, just throw seed out on the lawn and hope other doves come for it. There is a pecking order in a flock, but they don't usually gang up on a strange youngster. Don't expect their parents to recognise them.

Look out for them. They will depend on humans now. If you find them ruffled and obviously not thriving, take them back and look after them. Hold them for a few more days and feed them up.Big doves can survive several days without food, unlike finches. If you can pick them up, check how full their crops are. Is there water available that they can see? You may find they hang around wanting to return to their shed. Let them in and feed them there if so.
The first week or so is the critical time, once they are foraging in a flock they will warn each other of danger, and they should survive.

Geopelia
Hi all, Today i let my darlings go, i hope ... many of their type so .. cluck cluck Rachael xx

Maybe they will be able to join a flock. They need to learn from other doves where to find food, ... time, once they are foraging in a flock they will warn each other of danger, and they should survive. Geopelia

Hi Geopelia,
I was watching the one i could see almost all day, and she/he sat there all day on a fence, flew off once and then to a tree. Today after lunch, i was in teh garden all sad, and looking for them, i was waving my fingers in the air saying 'cheep cheep' what i always said to them, and the littelest baby came and flew on the sheds roof, and was so tired, it fell asleep. It was dozing a while and didnt look its strongself. So i got a ladder and went up and said hello, it came to me, not like i mind at all, and i was so maternaly besides myself. I fed her, and she was so hungry, she drank water from me too.
I did have seeds all over the garden and the roofs of the sheds, and water too, but i dont know whats happened. Her brother, is still our there, he was definatly a little older a few days, but also a little bigger an a better flyer i think, but my girl flys well too, i dont have favorites, but i am so thrilled to have her back, well shes resting on my bed side table now, none of this garage business, i hope she dosnt think i abandoned her and her brother. I hope she'll be allright, she seemed a bit weak. But a night out in a new enviroment can do that to a little birdie.

Well tommorow, ill be feeding her and being mummy again. Not hand feeding but you know .. 'pampering' i have a feeling she may be a pet dove.

Im so thankful for your support, and for someone who understands.

With love Rachael xx
Also your right about the scientific name :-) and here is a link of what a mature bird looks like:
Streptopelia chinensis

Rach xxx
Hi Geopelia, I was watching the one i could see almost all day, and she/he sat thereall day on a ... may be a pet dove. Im so thankful for your support, and for someone who understands. With love Rachael xx

It looks as though she may need to be a pet for life. If she was dozing and you could catch her, she would have no chance against a cat or hawk. Don't free her again until she is much older. The spotted collar develops when they are mature.
Can you get the Yahoo group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/doves as pets and friends There is a sign where the gaps show, the underline hides them.
You can ask people there who keep doves as house pets, some even have the run of the home (droppings!)
The doves are ringnecks, but a laceneck would need the same treatment, though she may be a more nervous bird.
An aviary home would probably be the best for her, if you have room for one.

(Does anyone here have a laceneck as a house pet?)

Keep a look out for the other bird, he may need help too.

How did you sex them? As juveniles they look alike and the pelvic gap isn't very different. I find the hen bird is usually the biggest chick. You won't really know until an egg is laid!
Good luck!
Geopelia (oenacapensis on Yahoo)
Hi there!
Here is a link to a photo i posted on the dove group, i posted 4 of them, i hope yo ucan see them, if not let me know your email address and i will email you them :-)
Rach x
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