Cape Doves

/mo for 6 mos

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$147.99
LB_DOV_C
Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_DOV_C
Availability:
8 Weeks
Weight:
1.00 LBS
Height:
11.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description: The Cape Dove (Oena capensis) is also referred to as the Masked Dove, Namaqua Dove, and the Long-tailed Dove. The Cape Dove is a striking, sexually dimorphic sun-loving species that can be somewhat tricky for breeders in a colder climate, because they seem to like heat and natural sunlight. The eye-catching male stands out because of his black face, bib, and breast, which matches up nicely with the long black tail. Females are much plainer, since they lack the black face and breast, but they too share the graceful long-tailed silhouette.

Despite being somewhat finicky in captivity, it's a tough little bird in the wild, enjoying a variety of rather arid, open habitats, including habitats near human habitation.

Geography: There are two subspecies of this winning little dove, one found in most of Africa and into the Middle East, and a second one found on the island of Madagascar.

Song / Call: 

Size: about 11 inches in length

Lifespan: 10-14 years

Temperament: The Cape Dove has a wonderful reputation as a gentle, peaceful pet that adds a note of calm to the aviary. They are not action pets, but a single bird will become tame and learn to crave your attention, so do not isolate these special little birds. They need to be part of the family, not left alone and neglected. If you live in an area where you can place the birds in a warm, secure aviary with access to natural sunlight, you are ahead of the game. If you must breed the birds indoors, in cages, be sure to use full spectrum lighting. Despite the bird's small size, a minimum cage size of 36” in length, 24” wide, and 36” tall would not be excessive.

Breeding: It's reported that European breeders have struggled with this species more than they do with many other popular doves. 

Diet: As with many small exotic doves, the backbone of the Cape Dove diet is a good quality Dove and Quail seed mix, Australian Blend Goldenfeast. but you should add some small game bird or quail pellets, millet sprays, eggfood, and greens like chickweed and sprouted millet sprays. All doves should have access to clean grit. Additional supplements of vitamin D is also suggested.

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DNA Testing

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.

 

 
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Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_DOV_C
Availability:
8 Weeks
Weight:
1.00 LBS
Height:
11.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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