These doves are horribly messy. The food is the main problem. It's like they scoop it out and dump uneaten food on the bottom of the cage and the floor, so there is a LOT of wasted food. I've tried "cockatiel mess reducing" food dishes with has a plastic backing and siding, little food dishes that act like automatic food dispensers. I'm at a loss. Does anyone know any food dishes that are easy for doves to eat out of, but will reduce the wasted food? The woman that had them before me fed them wild bird food, but I switched them to dove food since it's more species specific for nutritional needs. It's more expensive than wild bird food and four doves should not go through a bag a week. No other animal in this house (even the guinea pig) waste as much food as these doves. They're ringneck doves if that helps at all.