Fact Sheet: Masked Doves

Other names: Cape Dove, Namaqua Doves.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed.

FRESH WATER: for drinking.

REGULAR GREENS: such as finely chopped milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 60cm; 7200 sq.cm. first bird, add 3600sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1600 sq.cm. first bird, add 800 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals do not chew the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: Inoffensive to other birds, even the smallest finches. May be kept in a colony. This species thrives in very warm, sunny conditions.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

 

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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