Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 01, 2015
Psyche is a beautifully-colored common crow. These birds are often observed as being dirty, but I have to wholeheartedly say that this is the most lovable bird I have ever worked with. She is docile, gentle with her beak, and doesn't make noise often - but when she does, I find crow calls to be nice and relaxing. She doesn't pester.
Psyche was very quick to pick up tasks like rolling over and dancing, and she loves to mock noises of doors and peoples' footsteps. Very intelligent animals, crows like to learn, and they like shiny things - this would really be the one downside I've noticed. The only time I've observed her get out of line was when a customer came to handle her with a large cuff watch on, and she did peck at the watch. But not at the person.