Crows as pets



Common Raven, Raven, Raven Bird, Crow

In Van Gogh’s”Wheatfield Under Threatening Skies with Crows,” crows are shown at the center plane of the painting, like an unfortunate force, between the menacing skies and the grain. True, the crows have your eye on the grain, but they’re also unpredictable and playful. Although they act as if they do not even recognize the existence of a human nearby, these critters are always well aware of their environment.

I had never thought of crows as pets until I entered the office of someone my husband understood and found a huge black crow sitting on her head. This woman was an animal lover and a certified pet care-giver; she had found this crow hurt and had healed him back to health.

She kept the crow locked in a cage; although there was a cage with the door removed in her house. This lasted through the summer.

At the end of the summer, the crow disappeared and probably became a member of a flock, then migrated, since that is what crows do and keeping them locked up is against the laws of nature. It may have been sad for this lady to see her pet depart, since that crow was so bright and loving, but since the lady was so knowledgeable on the subject, she understood.

Never think of a crow as a pet; you shouldn’t even attempt to get, catch, or purchase one. To begin with, under the critter control near me, it is illegal to hold a crow and a permit is quite difficult or impossible to obtain. Should you, however, find a young nestling crow thrown from its nest and if you reside in the midst of a wilderness, you might try to nurse the bird to adulthood, with the understanding that he will one day leave you.

Around where you live, if you do not know anyone qualified for the job, call your state’s wildlife authority or locate an Audubon centre close to you. You can do this on the website http://www.audubon.org/, by entering your zip code.

Helping out an orphan crow is easy because crows will eat practically anything. A good basic diet for such a bird should contain bird vitamins and calcium, oatmeal, hardboiled egg-yolk and some ground beef to make up for the insects most birds are so fond of eating.

If the bird is extremely young, he’ll need to be handfed. Do not be afraid to put your finger gently in its beak, since baby crows eat from their mothers’ beaks. By the time the crow is just six weeks old, he will feed himself. Give the bird enough room to fly, like a room. When he is strong enough, leave the window open, so that he can fly away and live his life as nature intended it to.

Crows belong to the household of corvids and they fly in huge flocks across the cities, suburbs, and the countryside. Magpies, jays, cloughs, nutcrackers and some other birds are associated with crows.

Crows, as very intelligent animals, are known to mimic human conversation and engage in games among themselves. Even better, they have shown themselves to be too smart to be afraid of scarecrows.

With their unpredictability, crows have encouraged human creativity and have placed themselves inside several myths. Nevertheless, like humans, they have their own kind of lifestyle or culture that deserves to be respected.



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