I keep two species of small doves, diamond doves and zebra doves, in an outdoor aviary with finches.
Diamond doves come from Australia originally. They have been domesticated for a long time, with the result that there are several colours and mutations now available for those interested in keeping this dove, the smallest of doves. They are gentle creatures that will live happily in small flocks of two or threes.
Zebra doves are a little larger than Diamond Doves, and like Diamond doves, do well in captivity in small flocks. They are gentle, shy birds, that will live contentedly with Diamond doves and most finches, other than the most aggressive.
Both Diamond and Zebra doves are rewarding birds to keep in small flocks of as few as two or three birds in an outdoor aviary or an indoor cage with room to stretch their wings. They are easy birds to keep so suitable for the inexperienced bird keeper. They are also entertaining to watch scratching on the ground or courting, with the males fanning their tails and cooing gently while the females play hard to get.
I board small pets for £1 per animal per day. The money raised for boarding goes directly to the education charity Porridge and Rice that works among the extreme poor living in the Nairobi slums.
In addition, if you have small animals that you no longer can care for, regardless of the reason, I will happily take them in and rehome them. If I cannot find them a new, good home, they will live their days out at The Farm at 64.