Here are some pictures of my ringneck dove, Cas. He's the one in the cage. For the past couple days there has been another dove that comes and sits on top of his cage. Here's a little snippet of what's been going on in mine and Cas' lives recently. I moved to Texas about 4 months ago and shipped Cas there through USPS. After about 3 months in Texas it was decided that the time had come to move back to California. There was not enough money for plane tickets for my family and I so we drove from Texas to California. We had a full car; with 5 people, 3 dogs, and Cas, in his shipping box on my lap. As you can see, this bird has traveled quite a bit. He's doing very well, too. Although, I do hate having him stay in a cage of that size. It's the only way for now, though. What do you guys think about this new dove that's been hanging around Cas' cage? Do you think it's a female dove that's attracted to him because he is a male? What are the chances of a dove that's been hand-raised, surviving on it's own in the "wild". I'm not saying I'm going to set Cas free and just leave him. But if I let him out sometimes and kept a close eye on him; slowly introducing him to the wild, do you think eventually he could survive on his own? There are many ringneck doves around here, where I am now and it is in the country. Also, California weather doesn't get too cold and there are sunnier days ahead. I've heard that Ringneck doves are very hardy birds and Cas has proved that to me. The reason I'm asking this question is because I'm looking for a new place to live and most places do not allow pets, so I need to find somewhere for Cas to live. If it's unlikely that he could survive on his own then I won't introduce him to the wild but if there's a chance that he could survive, I would do everything I can to help him with that change. I feel like he would be very happy if he got the chance to stretch his wings, fly, and be with his own kind.