We have acquired a mourning dove, and I must say, he is a breath of fresh air for us!
'Hank' was found outside back in August (2012) on the ground after a bad storm, he was just a baby and my husband and I began feeding him a formula mix, until he was able to be weaned to bird seed now.
He is an indoor/outdoor bird these days, he has completely bonded to us and has chosen to live here with us and we couldn't be happier in his decision!
He has his own bedroom which he sleeps in on his favorite perch at night.
During the day we take him outside and if the weather is nice, he will take off to a nearby tree & keep an eye on the house.
If we go outside during that time, he will fly to us for a visit and he always returns at sunset to come back inside to go to his room for the night. He will fly back inside the house on his on when he wants to come in.
He is not a fan of the wind, if it is windy or too cold, he will sit just outside the door until we let him in, then he enjoys his day hanging out on our head or shoulder.
He is such a smart little guy! He is so loving and truly enjoys spending time with us! I am totally in love with my sweet baby bird and I feel so blessed that he came into our lives!