I figured that since I’m seriously considering adopting a pigeon, I’d want to get this straight. Pigeons and doves are the cats of the avian world. They can take care of themselves for the most part but still enjoy affection from their humans. Here’s stuff I said to my mom to persuade her: Pigeons are also better than parrots in the sense that they can’t scream or squawk. They can only coo. Females can barely be heard while males can’t be heard through a shut door. Also, they are highly adaptable animals meaning that they will take a couple minutes to get used to their pigeon pants/harness while parrots can take several months. Pigeons are also non-destructive because their beaks aren’t hooked so they can’t draw blood when they bite and they can’t ruin you clothes and furniture. In addition they are super cheap to keep. A large dog kennel with a couple “shelves” (which they prefer over perches is an ideal cage for them. When severing food, it’s advised to just a terra cotta dish to help file down their beaks. Their diet consists of a commercial pigeon/dove mix and as well as fruits and vegetables. Pigeons are also one of the only birds that have the suck up water, therefore they need a water dish about 1 inch deep. They are also a lot cuddlier and enjoy being pet by their “flock”. In this case, it would be the family the live with. Not really sure what the point of this thread is but I felt like I needed to share this. If you had experience with pigeons and doves, could you verify if what I said is true? Thanks!