Rescued & hand-fed a dove to “adult” status – it does not like to be handled, as it has matured and become dependently independent, contrary to suggesting it be held regularly … that in and of itself is too stressful for it.
“Doves as Pets”
I found this book to be very complete and helpful to anyone who is interested in doves. There are lots of sources given for anyone who wants to research the topic further. It is a great book!