Posted Oct 04, 2014
This review is based on an American Crow I knew for 6 years. I often refer to him as being my pet, although really he was wild. He lived in the woods behind my house in PA, and visited me a few times a day. I would feed him bits of fruit and vegetables from my garden, and popcorn for a special treat. In the beginning, I would leave treats out for him and watch from the window. By the time he died, six years later, I was carrying him around the yard on my shoulder. Crows love fruit, veggies, nuts, bread, popcorn, and pasta. Some people say beans, too, but Jet never really went for the ones I offered him. Never, ever feed a crow coffee beans. Jet, like all crows, was very social with his "clan" (the group of 20 or so crows near my house). They are pretty distrustful, as birds go, so it'll take a long time to befriend one. Don't try to keep a crow if you already have an owl or another bird of prey, or even certain types of songbirds in or near your house. Crows will gang up on and antagonize birds of prey, and certain songbirds will do the same to crows. They are very social birds, and love to be with each other (unless they are nesting). Overall, a great recommendation for anyone who'd like a crow as an "outdoor pet" (like I did), or is looking for an intelligent bird.