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oh it's YOU and your bird!
No offense but he looks pretty stupid for a crow.
He's a crow of many talents:
>He's an aerobatic pilot
>a royal food taster. Very proactive.
>a gifted painter with special talent in using titanium white. Also very proactive.
>sysadmin with special talent in assembling keyboards. Proactive too.
The list goes on and on.
Good video.
Locally I feed jackdaws. They're far more flock-based than other corvids, so they stay wary of humans and don't come close. They know I'm a food bringer, they will signal to each other if I turn up and signal way more if I turn up with my magical box that contains peanuts, but they haven't shown any willingness to come within touching range and I am not gonna push it. I respect them as wild animals first, and they don't owe me fake internet points for posing or anything.

Recently a couple magpies have been getting feisty with trying to take all the nuts if they're around, and the bird turf war is entertaining enough. I'm not taking sides.
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Mfw crows are thinkpad posters
any way to make friends with them? I saw a group of like 9-10 magpies sitting on the ground and squawking. What do they like eating during the winter? They’re also pretty tame and usually don’t run away from people if they’re not being actively chased.
pls post their cloaca
do this
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Hate how its illegal to tame them in my country. Didn't stop my grandfather though, he hand reared a sick young crow when my father was younger. Out of all the pets he owned that crow was the best companion he ever had, well, atleast better than the 2 owls.
What species is that? They have a distinct gray beak and I only ever see them around streams outside of vienna. The others all are grey crows and sometimes carrion crows.
They're rooks, the coolest looking corvids.
Thank you kind anon
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gave my crow an early christmas gift
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and also gave the local crows a piece. Merry Christmas little crow
(had to record from far away because one of the crows is kinda shy)
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>one of the crows is kinda shy
Last year I was in medical rehab for five weeks, nice park outside, territory of three crows.
So I made friends with them. Really nice to see the different personalities. One would almost eat from my hand by the end. Another was always super nervous and would freeze if I just looked at her from 10meters.
Picture is the three of them watching the duck that showed up one day and would eat all the rest of the food that was left over and just not worth it to pick up for the crows.
It was closely watched for hours, that suspicious dumb bird, but they never bullied or attacked it, no reason to.
Fun birds.
>One would almost eat from my hand by the end. Another was always super nervous and would freeze if I just looked at her from 10meters.
I'm currently having success with this strategy:
>slav squat to make myself as small as possible
>turn my body 45 degrees to the side
>don't look at the crow
>slooowly throw food in their direction
it's really hard to throw without startling them but it's doable with the right technique
today i successfully managed to get one as close as 70 centimeters to me
sadly, my crow drove the other crow away to monopolize the food
the shy crow is always in a tree and super nervous when their friend is this close to me
sometimes the shy crow even "warns" the other crow to fly away from me even though no enemy is in sight.
I like crows
that is not fine at all i want to see them 24/7
>shitty rainy day today
>looking out the back door
>see a handful of ravens dicking around in the tree
>grab a bag of peanuts
>go out and shake the bag, think at least one of the ravens saw me doing it
>pour the peanuts in the bird feeder
>ravens ignore me and don't go to the peanuts
Do they not like peanuts, bros?
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thoughts on jays?
>sometimes the shy crow even "warns" the other crow to fly away from me even though no enemy is in sight.
They even have different warning calls for humans, cats and dogs.
We know surprisingly little about crow's social interactions amongst themselves. I hope more research is done.
Anyways. Yeah, they pay a lot of attention to where and if you can see them. Mine would prefer to land behind me, then start move around.
The shy one definitely was always checking where I was looking at, with pretty surprising precision. The other two even would give her food, but it was pretty obvious it was a breeding pair and one of their grown up kids.
After that whole thing, getting out of rehab, I moved again, now I have a pair of really nice looking eurasian magpies, based closely around my garden spot. The place wasn't claimed by crows for most of the year, but about two months ago a murder, hah, of about four claimed it as their territory. In effect, they just show up about once every two hours, bully the magpies a bit, the move on again.
Almost not cats here, tons of dog people. Funny enough, I saw one of the magpies picking up worms and stuff with one of the few cats just like 2m away. They both totally ignored each other.
Well, I would say a fully grown magpie is just about the limit of what a sensible cat will attack.
Not all cats are sensible though, I saved a 1m+ snake from a cat earlier this year. It decided to play dead when it was near the weight of the fucking cat. Only mildly posionous thought, I'm in Switzerland. Pic following.
Apparently they can "pretend" to bleed and excrete some drops of blood on demand.
Fucking nature is weird.
Anyways, it survived that afternoon, the cat in question didn't really know what to do with it anyways and gave up because pesky humans accumulated around the snakey. A bunch of kids watched it for while...no problem with youths being fascinated by nature.
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I thought so too, I saw this webm posted on another board recently and was wondering if it was crow war anon
Yes it's me. War is developing in our favor.
I'm doing it like the Chinese once did and offer them food every day as tribute.
Works alright. The crows now allow my crow to have a territory of 200 square meter.
It's not much, but at least I can now leave him alone during the day.

By the way, today the hawk decided to hunt pigeons. He picked one several times mid air and the feathers that went flying each time looked like fireworks.
They both eventually came down. Me and the other crows then came to the rescue and drove the hawk away.
Pigeon seems to be fine.
New kino just dropped
Gonna show this to my crow tomorrow when we wake up
all corvids are united in their hate of hawks
I love magpies. That is all.
There is a Magpie who figured out that I always feed the crows at the same place.
Do you want to name him?
Tiramisu it is
For the past 3 days, the hawk and heir offspring are flying attacks on the pigeons and crows. 5 attacks so far.
Looks like someone is going to die soon.
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>>4695816 (me)
>I'm doing it like the Chinese once did and offer them food every day as tribute.
>Works alright. The crows now allow my crow to have a territory of 200 square meter.
This are the two crows i have to pay tribute to every day
The first one is Theodore, he is as bold as a goose.
And the cowards name is Roswita.
I'm looking forward to this march in hope of seeing them raise offspring.
I was wondering why I didn't see any offspring last summer, so i assume the chicks probably died.
I hope it works out this time. I will keep you all updated.
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Here is a video of Tiramisu.
The first bird is a jay. He doesn't have a name yet.
Tiramisu jumps on the left side of the fence during timestamp 00:06
I'm currently thinking about a way on how to build a crow-proof contraption that allows me to feed him and the other magpies.
Bonding with the Magpies seems kind difficult with this many crows around.
I've always wanted to do this
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Oops, completely forgot to post this webm of my crow experiencing snow for the first time in his live.
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is my crow doing this correctly?
oh there's my wallet
He's cute. I appreciate your updates anon. How do you tell the invader crows apart? Is it just by their behavior or do they actually look slightly different?
I have to tell them part by behavior alone.
The behavior of Roswita and Theodore is like night and day so it's easy to tell them apart.
Roswita usually sits in a tree and observes me and my crow and Theodore.
Theodore is territorial against other Crows.
Roswita the Coward is only territorial against Magpies, and only if those are alone (lol).
The is a far away tree where only Roswita sits in, so whenever I see a crow in that tree, I know that the other crow has to be Theodore.
Funnily enough, it's sometimes hard to tell my crow and Theodore apart since both are territorial, greedy and bold.
When in doubt, I approach the crow. If it flies away, then it was Theodore.
(Approaching while holding eye contact is still a no no)
A few weeks ago there was a fourth crow here. Usually those are driven away by Theodore, but on this occasion Theodore barely tried to drive it off. He tried a little bit, but very half-heartedly. He eventually allowed that 4th Crow to sit next to him and his wife, which surprised me.
I liked that crow, he came near me to inspect me and my crow.
If this crow were here more often, I would have a lot of trouble telling them apart.
That is clearly a human who got transformed into a crow.
I told him the antidote is in his wallet
any funny video ideas or memes i could do with my crow?
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Is it actually possible to befriend random-ass crows in your area and make them trade you random junk for food?
I've read some stories about people doing this on the internet and it sounds cool, but at the same time I feel like the stories are overblown and that's maybe a one in a thousand case and in most other cases you can make them hang around at a certain place at a certain time every day to wait for you to feed them, at best.
From lurking this thread it sounds like it is at least possible to befriend them.
Also I assume there is no way to attract them to your home, if they don't hang out there already? So if I want a crow buddy I'd need to find spots around my home where they usually hang out?
>in most other cases you can make them hang around at a certain place at a certain time every day to wait for you to feed them, at best.
Yeah that's consistent with my experience. My pet crow fell out of a nest.
And Theodore just waits for me at a certain place with his wife.
Roswita would never come near me alone. Not in a million years.
>From lurking this thread it sounds like it is at least possible to befriend them.
>Also I assume there is no way to attract them to your home, if they don't hang out there already?
Could you describe the area around your home? Maybe draw a map? Most territories are taken by crows. The only two places near me where are no crows are a dense forest and an open field where the hawks hunt. All other places are taken by crows.
Maybe they just don't have a reason to land near you? If you provide food, they should start hanging around more often.
Very cool!
While I feel for the pigeons, the hawks must eat too and it’s expensive for them to attack. Don’t interfere with their catches
Absolutely precious. God bless you and your crows anon.
still good
I eventually chose a less intrusive way of protecting the crows by just sitting on a chair in my front yard reading a book.
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>Could you describe the area around your home?
I live in a village in the middle of Germany that looks kinda like this (can't find a good areal shot of my actual village). I live a few roads away from the edge. (I wasn't sure on what scale you'd like to have a map)
I'm a little split on whether or not it's worth getting into crow-befriending, or however you want to call this hobby, now, since I plan to move from here within the year. But at the same time I want to give it a go now, while the motivation is there, so I don't lay it off until later and lose interest in it by the time I move to the new place.

Yesterday I actually visited a friend in a nearby village and spotted two crows on an intersection. I honestly never payed attention to them until recently, but so far when going on walks I didn't see any crows, just a few other birds, but I'm no expert so not exactly sure what kind they were. I spotted a bunch of nests in a treeline along the edge of the village, but no idea if any of those belong to crows.
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How to make corvid friend, but not pet? Should I just start putting seeds in my backyard?
How do I make a crow friend?
Unsalted nuts I think
They're pretty and smart and funny.
shelled peanuts and once a week hard boiled eggs with shells
no salt
bluejays are squawky assholes, but they're still cool
whats this striking fellow?
Corvid in a Corvette
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Are jackdaws corvids? They seem pretty smart.
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Every morning when the color of the sky shifts from black to dark dark blue, this little fella flies over to my bed and sits on my chest and waits for me wake up.
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It's interesting how the behavior of crows changes when the weather gets colder.
Let me elaborate:
My crow likes to sit in a tree right in front of my doorstep.
Pic related is another crow. That's Theodore. He sometimes comes over and drives my crow away and sits at his spot.
Theodore then raises all his head feathers and starts screaming like he owns the place.
Since I don't want to encourage this behavior, I never feed Theodore in front of my doorstep and just ignore him until he leaves.
So far, it always played out like this.
Here's the deal. Recently we had -7 degrees Celsius. And Theodore suddenly was super polite and didn't drive my crow away. He was sitting in front of my doorstep next to my crow and they shared their food.
He usually never comes down to the ground.
I made an exception and decided to feed him in front of my doorstep for a few days.
Then after a few days, the weather got warmer again and Theodore went back to his usual behavior.
That's adorable. Does he sleep inside your place or outside, can he get in or out at any time? And what are you doing with him in the morning?
You're letting that faggot crow walk all over you and your other bird friends with his niggerish behavior? Sounds like he deserves the .22
Our morning routine is that he gets headpats and food. Then we go outside and feed the other crows.
Sometimes I oversleep and he goes outside without me. I'm sure he then feeds the crows like we usually do. (lol, I wish).
You assertion is correct, but this is the best course of action. All alternatives would lead to a worse result. Crows will not simply vanish when you shoot them. This territory is very suitable for nesting. Once or twice a week we get attacks from other crows which want to claim this nesting territory.
And I need my crow to interact with other crows because he needs to learn the language and needs to learn where the roosting tree is.
Roswita already accepts my crow.
And we made huge progress with Theodore.
Back in June, he would constantly drive my crow out of this territory to a place without food where nothing grows except moss.
Now, my crow and Theodore share the same territory and all Theodore sometimes does is steal my crows favorite spot in the tree.
That's acceptable. Now I can go to work without worrying that my crow is overdosing on moss.
I have to admit that someone asked the local hunter to shoot Theodore.
I vetoed that because of the progress we made.
sorry you have to live near hell
was auch immer - der Vogel heißt Saatkrähe
would i have to declare that as taxable income in my tax return?
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oh thank you for picking up my glove, my left hand feels chilly. Could you please hand it ov-
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sir, i can't reach that high
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not just hawks but h*rned owls too
Considering pidgeons regularly scare crows by acting tough this is pretty wrong.
Didja get it back yet?
it's gone
a few month ago he stole my earbud
still haven't gotten it back
I keep losing the tips on those. Had to buy a hundred pack online. I really like my ancient-ass wired earbuds tho so it's worth it imo.
Izzit wurffit losing a glove to have a crowbud?
>Izzit wurffit losing a glove to have a crowbud?
not that anon but i would gladly lose both my gloves to have a crowbud
That was a dumb thing to ask since we all would. I would give a crowbud all the gloves s/he could ever want (except for one I particularly love because reasons).
And even that one was only rejected after some consideration.
how many crows for that premium glove?
i'll make you a crowffer you can't refuse
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regarding that one special glove. i would like offer you 6 crows for it.
*extends open hand towards you*
4 crows?
and you are allowed to visit your dads baseball glove on the weekends?
2 crows and you can keep the glove, but i'm allowed to visit it on weekends
You're based, anon.
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I made the glove from yarn I spun myself from alpaca wool I harvested myself. I only managed to harvest enough wool to make enough yarn for one scarf and a single glove and I like that glove. People think I'm weird with my one glove, I'm sure, but if it gives people something to talk about, I'm happy with that.
I've got a pair of conductive gloves for using on touch screens I'd be happy to part with. And some acrylic ones, too.
My birb is breaking off small twigs from bushes.
I guess it is that time of the year.
I'm just wondering if he picked this up from Theodore and Roswita or if it's just instinct.
He's only 7 month old, which means he collects twigs for ME so I can build a nest.
Problem is, I'm not really planning on building a nest this spring...
>crow adolecents help their parents build nests
I did not know this.
I was curious what the literature says about this. Pic related.
Story from last autumn:
>go outside to look after the birds
>Theodore and Roswita make noises like when they are under attack
>Both of them fly away in opposite directions, leaving the territory
>wtf, never saw them this spooked
>Look at the sky to see where the hawk is
>There is no hawk
>Why would they be this spooked when no hawk is around?
>Hear footsteps
>Turn around
>Hunter: "Hey Anon"
>Me: "Hello. Do the crows recognize you?"
>Hunter points at his dog while holding up his rifle
>Hunter: "I always have these with me when I'm here. It's possible that they recognize me"
Since then I always know when the Hunter is around because he has his own boss music which sounds like scared crows.
They bathe at least daily, given the chance. The murder I was watching even did it together.
Don't know if that's the case in winter though.
Afaik, they help protect the nest for example. Offspring can stay with parents up to five years, sometimes longer. When leaving they usually join a group of other younglings, pair up and start their own family.
Those that survive. Something like 80% actually don't.

Pic: Closest I've ever got. Well, in front of me, would come up to like 50cm (1'8") on my back. Smart.
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guess what my crow likes to pull on
until yesterday, this was the status quo
T&R started building a nest yesterday, which means they are especially territorial today.
Additionally, the temperature dropped by 5 degrees again, which is also an environmental cue for Theodore to become more territorial.
I heard a lot of distressed crow noises today from all directions.
There was one sound that stood out to me, which came from slightly east from the roosting tree.
Until today, i only knew that sound from my crow. He makes that sound only when he's immobilized or in fear of death.
I hear it very rarely, maybe once every three months. Hearing it today made me panic a bit.
The call sounds a bit like when you push a wooden table over the floor without lifting it.
It was probably one of T&R's relatives who made that call.
I wouldn't be surprised if Theodore one day get's offed by his flock for this behavior.
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dunno why he does that sometimes, any ideas?
>Episode #345 of my crow not understanding important social cues
(with sound)
Their interactions always go like this.
Theodore always has his head feathers raised and makes this sound.
And my Crow always picks the ground.
Any Idea what the ground picking could mean?
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Crows are feeding their chicks by putting their beaks inside the chick's beak.
I don't know if they keep this behavior during adulthood but your crow is only 7 months old anyway.
I once saw a pitch black magpie. It was really cool. I'm still mad that I didn't get a picture though.
Crows are the only birds I get to see during the winter. The other day, I saw one doing a runway walk in the snow. It made tracks all over the front and back yards.
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Lol those are the same ancient shitty laptops I used to use in middle and high school
You misspelled perfect.
I'm still using this very X220 today.
Saw a raven today for the first time in my life.
T&R flew to it to greet it, the they realized that it's a bit bigger than a crow and simply sat there 5 meters away from it.
Funny, if it were a hawk, they would've bullied it relentlessly.
Why are none of you masked up, cant you see all the covids itt?!?
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Could someone shed some light as to what exactly is the jackdaw trying to achieve here? What are the birds that it's bullying?
Nevermind, I guess I have my answer.
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Anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?
Faggot interfering with the jackdaws rightful revenge.
You're not responsible for your parents faults.
By protecting the fledlings he's allowing genetic predisposition to cloacablocking jackdaws to propagate. Don't say I didn't warn you when your yard is full of incel corvids.
this are not scooby snack
I know what you mean, there are always unknown consequences.
By the way, I'm a poor fag and don't have a yard but incel corvids are welcome in my flat.
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Team yellow died. Presumably a Hawk attack, because my birb was unsuccessfully attacked the same day.
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Hey /an/,
i need some advice regarding crows and i would like to ask you for help.
In my garden are two crows,
one energetic, greedy, territorial crow
and his/her sidekick, a crow that is very shy, only eats small amounts, and rarely makes any calls.
In the rare cases when the shy crow does make calls, the calls are very rough with a deep voice.
Both of them seem to be a pair, but the energetic crow often steals food from the shy crow. I rarely see the shy crow eat. But i think it does eat sometimes. My current theory is that the shy crow eats once in the morning and then chills all day, preserving energy.
It's breeding season, and they seem to be nest building.
I noticed that they didn't manage to produce living offspring last year.
Here are some questions:
>Is it save to assume that the shy crow is old because of the deep voice and general passiveness and shyness?
>Will the energetic crow actually feed the shy crow during nesting (if the shy crow is female)? The energetic crow doesn't strike me like someone who likes to share food.
>Could it be that the energetic crow is stealing so much because of parasites? should i consider feeding them a dewormer?
>I'm worried that the only reason the shy crow survived this winter was me, how likely is that?
I own a house but there are no corvids near it. Only birds were get are starlings, finches (purple and house), house sparrows, doves/pigeons, hawks, annoying fucking owls and American "robins."
A little bit further away, there are other birds, including crows, but none come to my yard. It's sad when I get excited for fucking finches because they're the most colourful visitors I get.
I would trade them all for a crowbud. But not my glove.
do ravens and crows understand that they look kinda similar? does it change anything?
Living with a crow is exactly like untitled goose game.
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>The year is 2027.
>The hawks continue to subjugate the crows' territory under their imperialist policies.
>Spurred by their belief in accipitridae supremacy their attacks and abuse have grown more and more frequent,
>culminating in a large scale raid on the roosting tree claiming the lives of multiple juvenile crows as well as of those yet unhatched.
>The leaders of the murder, Theodore and Roswita, together with the honorable Crow Anon are forced to make a decision.
>Through their extensive spy network of carrier pigeons they managed to uncover the malevolent hand guiding their winged oppressors:
>The neighbor from the yellow house down the road.
>And in view of the last hope at victory the three leaders, begging for forgiveness from god, have asked for a sacrifice from a group of their best.
>A group that would be trained and would willingly lay down their lives for a purpose that was greater than any one of them.
>For the plight of their kind at the talons and beaks of their enemies had left them but one choice:
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Eurasian magpies and a Raven.
They didn’t really attack each other or anything
>a gifted painter with special talent in using titanium white. Also very proactive.
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Looks like my crow is slightly malnourished. Theodores feathers are way darker. I will take care of that.
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One of them has a twig in their mouth.
I have the suspicion they might be doing the sex soon.
Offered them some materials.
A few elastic twigs, one hand of straw, and some mud.
Dunno which mud they like the most, I offered yellow, gray and red.
>my crow is slightly malnourished
Don't forget to give him animal sourced food. I've heard crows and ravens eat robin's eggs so perhaps quail eggs are just small enough for a crow to enjoy.
If you don't mind live feeding and creepy-crawlies, mealworms are another good option. You can even raise your own fairly easily
These are the smartest birds on the planet, and also among the smartest animals in general right? I love watching them scavenge in the roads when I'm driving because they understand the flow of traffic.
Birds are such an aesthetic animal. Very good character designs.
Unfuckingreal how intelligent they are that it would know how to dig through a fucking wallet.
>ex-wife hates birds cause she's an idiot
>Tell her not to fuck with the crows
>She fucks with the crows
>Intentionally chases them out of the yard when she goes to her car and tells them to fuck off
>Crows start shitting on her car, shit bombing her and swooping at her whenever she goes to her car
>I told you about the crows you dumb bitch
>Crows never bother me or shit on my car, give them food sometimes
She hates crows more than any other bird to this day lol
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if a crow falls down in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sqwuak?
aw man that poor crow
your ex-wife needs to drop the negativity and begin enjoying life frfr
Can I train a crow to be nicer towards another crow? There's two at my job but the larger one always tries to bully the smaller, snapping its beak and denies it the seeds I throw out.
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My birb brought me a set of keys with an engraving which reads:
>finders reward: 100 bucks
Should I call him out and confront him about this obvious trap or should I pretend to fall for it and play along?
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>Birds are such an aesthetic animal. Very good character designs.
God/evolution did it's best while making them.
Holy kek, I refuse to believe this is real
Do ravens remember you like crows do? Can you befriend them?
I want to have a corvid pet but there are none in my country, can you import them from somewhere?
I once saw a street vendor that had a pet magpie, so I guess it's possible
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I have a similar problem with one dominant crow which likes to steal food from two other crows.
I solved this by putting several heaps of food 10 yards apart. (in a triangle)
The dominant crow can't be at 2 or 3 places at the same time.
The dominant crow will still try to monopolize all 3 heaps.
But after several days it will give up and the crows will get used to this method and will stay at their own heaps of food.
Another method is to find out which crow likes which food and then intentionally put more of one food onto one specific heap.
Thank you for the recommendations. Creating a mealworm farm sounds like fun, I will try it.
My crow already gets a third of an hard boiled egg every 3 days. I had to reduce it to this little because his feathers started smelling sulfuric.
He gets enough magnesium, iron, phosphorus.
Not sure if he gets enough calcium. Probably not. Guess I will buy some baby mice to supplement his diet.
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my birb makes better coffee than your bird
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can't brew any coffee in this darkness. let's fix that
He is very skilled!
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neither the "1 cup" nor the "2 cups" button are beak-compatible!! discrimination!!
Home appliances should be adapted to birds.
Actually pretty impressive
Now train it to scramble some eggs
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