Hi everyone! A couple days ago, I adopted an eight year old female ringneck dove. She still seems to be a bit stressed from the move so I've been giving her space and letting her get acclimated to her new home. I want to get a second dove to be her companion, but I'm not sure when to do it. I would kind of like to have a chance to bond with her myself before adding another bird to the mix. Is this sound reasoning? Or would it be better to get her a friend ASAP so that we can get all these big changes over with at once? My concern is that if I get the second dove right away, the birds will bond with one another and not with me. What do you experienced dove-lovers think? Related questions: -Do you find that your doves do better in same sex pairs or male/female pairs? -Does it matter if her companion is a ringneck with the same coloration? She is tan and white, but I was thinking about trying to get a pure white ringneck to be her friend. -Would she bond with a dove of another species? I've always liked mourning doves, but I am more concerned with ensuring that she has a friend with whom to cuddle, groom, etc. -Do you have any tips and tricks for bonding with a new Dove? -Any other words of wisdom for a brand new Dove Mama? I've had parrots in the past, but this is my first dove. Those are all the questions I have for now. Any advice that you more experienced dove parents might have for me would be most welcome!