I’m going back to softbills although I know I might not be ready for such a long commitment. I’m looking the ringneck dove and I found a store about 30 minutes away from me that has them. (The store is called “Parrots of the World” but they also have small pets, reptiles and even owls! I brought it up to my mom and she didn’t give me a direct answer but she didn’t object going there either. I’ll see what my schedule is like because I think going to this pet store that unlike petco and petsmart let’s you interact with them so I can get exposed to all the different animals and see which one actually fits me.) As for pigeons, my uncle’s father breeds them as a hobby (not sure exactly how much experience he has, I’ll have to ask next time I see him). He seems fine with my family taking one in. The good news is I live at a 2 minute walking distance from his house which makes a lot of things more convenient. Both birds aren’t as demanding as parrots in interaction (correct me if I’m wrong) and definitely money. Being the child I am, I believe that I can bring him/her into college without a problem. (Which is probably not true by any means.) I do prefer ringneck dove because of it’s looks but getting a pigeon is better in my situation. If I went on vacation, my uncle’s father (I’m sure there’s a word for it and I just don’t know what) could board him/her. I can also get advice and stuff. Do you think a dove or a pigeon could work out in my situation? If so which one?