@dinoleash: Doves can be excellent pets. They are fairly inexpensive but you should use care when picking out your bird. It is usually best to buy directly from a breeder than from a pet store. Always pay attention to the environment that the bird is in when you purchase it. Never buy one from a place that does appear the birds are well cared for.
They can be kept inside your home in a cage or outdoors in aviaries. They spend a lot of time on the floor of their cage so surface space is important. Your cage needs plenty of perching areas with perches of different sizes.
Doves need a variety of seeds. You can buy a dove mix or parakeet seed mix. Your dove also needs water and grit. The grit should be put in a bowl by itself.
The cage needs to cleaned weekly. Molting occurs in late summer and the dove will lose their feathers and then grow new ones.
Do not clip the wings of your dove. If you do not want a pet that can fly, I wouldn’t suggest a bird.