Pigeons are great! I used to have one as a pet when I was a kid. It (dunno if it was a boy or a girl) used to go flying around the neighborhood and then come back to spend the day walking around the house.
I never had a pet pigeon after that one, but I always leave food for the neighborhood birds on my balcony. They even come inside and steal Leon's kibble!
And just to vent a little, a guy at the park today, obviously a hunter, allowed his hound to catch a sick sleeping pigeon.
He was watching closely and taking extreme
pride in it, as if the game was a wild boar or something. And he asked me very seriously not to let my dog interrupt the "hunt". I was disturbed at how stupid people can be.