The Ringneck dove(Streptopelia risoria)is a great pet bird for those who don't want or like a bird that squawks. They make a nice cooing sound and they laugh too! They have soft bills, so they can't bite you and they eat their seeds whole. The Ringneck doves are messy eaters. If you don't have "mess proof" seed dishes or bowls you will have seeds everywhere. The best kind of seeds to feed them is the parakeet mix seed. They also need oyster shell(grounded up of course) and they love millet sprays. As far as cages go I have mine is 3x3x3 foot cages. But they do good in 1x1x1 foot cages too. There are 40 different colors in the ringneck doves. Right now I have only 8 out of the 40 colors. I have Blond, White, Bull-eyed white, Tangerine, Tangerine pearled, Wild, Orange and Tangerine pied. The White Dove is often thought of as a separate species but it is actually perhaps the most common color mutation of the Ringneck Dove (Streptopelia risoria). This bird is often confused with the domestic white homing pigeon which is used to release at special occasions (weddings, anniversaries, etc.). This bird does not have the homing instinct and should not be released. Temperatures:Ringnecks are a hardy bird. If slowly acclimated and protected from the elements, they can take below freezing for a moderate period of time.