So I'm a newbie to the bird world that's contemplating various bird species and what might be right for me! I've been thinking about a cockatiel, conure, or a pigeon (particularly the King Pigeon). I think I'd like a cockatiel (still have plenty of time to figure this out), but I'd like to know more about pigeons and doves. I've done online research on how to keep a pigeon, but it's surprisingly scarce to find much information on what pigeons are really like in terms of personality and what it's like being around them. Most description just say they're gentle bird, enjoy affection, and need a mate (you or preferably another pigeon). Maybe the resources are scarce because pigeons aren't as popular as pets as they used to be? Tell me what kind of pigeon or dove you have. What are the good, bad, and ugly about them?