My doves will be here TOMORROW!!
Yay! I'm excited, my manager told me today, that my white ringnecks will be in tomorrow, he got them transfered here from another store for me, since my last pair that came in, were sold. The manager in that department had been on vacation, and didn't know the birds that were being held were for me, she thought they were to go on the sales floor , and they got sold to a customer. I was devistated, as we've been waiting for two months for the doves to come in. They'll be in the quarentine until friday. Then I get to take them home !!! They put them in the quarentine to make sure they're healthy, and that they aren't stressed too badly.
I'm pretty geared up, I grew up with birds, buggies, a nanday conure, and a cockatiel. It's been so quiet...as I'm sure you could all imagine, 21 years with birds....especially a conure, and then nothing.....absolute quiet....sometimes, my ears start ringing! *laughs*
My BF doesn't like birds very much, because they are noisy...but he likes the coo sounds that doves make....so we made a comprimise.
I've done quite a bit of studying on the ringnecks, so I can be sure to take proper care of them.
There is one thing I have been unable to find though...and maybe you could help me out, is there a way, short of seperating them, or making them uncomfortable, to prevent them from having fertile eggs? If they did lay eggs, I would be unable to take them away (i can't kill anything) I read that they can lay, up to 5 times per year, and I don't know what I'd do with that many babies!