Should I get two doves or one?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

Well, let me tell you about my experience with keeping doves. I used to have just one dove as a pet, and while it was nice to have some company, I noticed that my dove seemed a bit lonely at times. So, I decided to get another dove to keep it company.

Having two doves was definitely a good decision. They were able to interact and socialize with each other, and it was truly heartwarming to see them bond. They would preen each other’s feathers, cuddle up together, and even coo to each other. It was clear that they enjoyed each other’s presence.

Not only did the doves seem happier with a companion, but they also seemed more active and engaged in their environment. They would play together, chase each other around, and explore their enclosure together. It was like they had their own little flock going on.

I also noticed that having a pair of doves created a more dynamic and natural environment for them. They would engage in natural dove behaviors such as courtship displays and nest building. It was fascinating to observe their natural instincts at play.

In terms of the enclosure, I made sure to provide a spacious and enriching environment for my doves. I had a large aviary with plenty of perches, branches, and toys for them to climb on and play with. It was important to give them enough room to stretch their wings and fly short distances.

So, based on my personal experience, I would highly recommend getting two doves instead of just one. They are social creatures that thrive in pairs or flocks. Not only will they keep each other company, but they will also engage in natural behaviors and create a more dynamic environment. Just make sure to provide them with a spacious and enriching enclosure to keep them happy and healthy.