Raven is very careful and clever bird. From other members of the family Corvidae in larger sizes. A wingspan of up to 120-150 cm, the Plumage is shiny black with a blue sheen, and the beak is massive. Everywhere, with the exception of North America and North Africa. It is found, however, quite rare. And rarely in the cities. As pet contains much more than the other members of the family Corvidae.
Chicks take at the age of 2-3 months. A baby bird is difficult to tame. Adult birds, with rare exceptions, I don't get it at all. The first 1-2 months you have to stay with the crow almost all the time. In the diet of Chicks consists of cereal, cottage cheese, shredded carrots, baby food with no preservatives, beef. You must include calcium. Feed the Chicks every hour and a half. It is periodically necessary to make the crow into the street. Use a basket or box. Make sure that the bird does not overheat.
Raven – a large bird, and to maintain normal cell will not work. It is necessary to equip the enclosure with size not less than 2x2 m. Inside the enclosure, place a few perches–perches or strengthen a tree with sturdy branches that the bird was convenient for them to sit. Cover the cage floors with linoleum or make a metal pallet. Fill it with sawdust.
The ravens like to bathe. Give him the opportunity, otherwise he will try to bathe in the Cup. Daily or at least every other day, put in the cage a bowl of water. After bathing, the basin clean.
Ravens are active. Carefully secure the feeder and drinking bowl, otherwise it will constantly flip them. Provide your pet toys. For this purpose you can use any objects of small dimensions, preferably shiny. If crow is nothing else to do, he will find himself entertainment. Most likely, it will spoil everything what can reach.
Spare socializing with the bird for at least 2-3 hours a day, talk to Raven, he is able to reproduce human speech. A daily walk, let's fly. For this you need to get him out of the city. Tamed bird returns at the call of the master. Not tamed and untrained bird you can not let go. She can leave, get lost and die. To teach a crow at the technique of training birds of prey.
The main diet of adult birds is meat: beef, boiled chicken, chicken neck and head, rabbit meat, mice, day-old Chicks. It is necessary to give buckwheat, and also oatmeal, cottage cheese, berries, apples, eggs, carrots. Do not give sweets, fatty foods, rye bread, potatoes, citrus. Products should not be salted.
Raven — very difficult to content at home bird. After the acquisition of such a pet, the need for cleaning increases many times. In the room with the cages, most likely, will live only a bird. Few people want to constantly put up with the peculiar smell and the loud cawing at four in the morning. Raven recognizes only one master, and replace it no one can. Rest your family members he is likely to be slight, purely out of jealousy. If you have a small child, you constantly have to be alert. Crows can hurt. If you live in a rented apartment, about the idea of having a crow is better to forget, because it will ruin everything. You will not be able to have other Pets — crows will try to destroy them and possibly succeed. If you love to travel, forget it. There are few willing to take care of him in your absence. Carry a crow in public transportation — enjoy below average. It is advisable to have your own car. But Raven is not guilty. These are its features. And "we are responsible for those who tamed". Think carefully whether you need this bird, and you will not regret if you later.
Advice 2 : What to feed baby crows
The Raven boys quite often fall from their nests. The reason for this may be excessive curiosity or just too strong wind and the carelessness of the baby. Once on land, they become completely defenseless and exposed to danger of attack from both large and small predators. If it is not possible to return the baby crows in the nest, for whatever reason, the adult bird had left the masonry, is to help the Chicks, vyboriv their own.
As the body of juveniles is not yet Mature, the products must be selected such that they are easily digested. If you can not prepare balanced food, veterinarians recommend the use of baby food, such as mashed potatoes or porridge. The main condition is the lack of salt and sugar.
Because ravens are omnivorous, Chicks in addition to vegetables, you need to give meat. It can be in the form of a paste (the same baby food), or meat. Chicken by-products can be served cut into small pieces.
We should not forget about cereals (grains) because they contain valuable minerals and vitamins. This product can be pre-boiled or steamed hot water. Very young Chicks it is better to give cereal. Of recommended crops can be called oats, wheat, barley, rye.
In addition, as an additive in food to the young ravens give low-fat cottage cheese and a boiled egg. And, of course, do not forget that the crow should be regularly to clean fresh water.
How to feed baby crows
While the chick is not used to humans, he will be very reluctant to take food. So you have to try to get out of the situation. For example, lay the food directly into the beak so called swallowing reflex. After some time, the crow itself is a joy to eat.
If the chick refuses to take food from the hands, and thus he is weakened, in order to avoid injuries of the beak food lay with a syringe with a rubber tip. Even if the bird will not sit quietly, she will not be injuries.
It is worth remembering that food should be warm, about body temperature, i.e., 36-37 o C. In addition, it should not be kept long in the fridge. Best of all, each time prepare a new mixture.
Trying to fledge, do not forget that not all the foods that eats people, useful for birds and animals. To grow a healthy individual, you need to avoid giving the chick fried, smoked and dried. Also it is contraindicated salty and sweet foods, including confectionery. Sausage and canned food, foods containing preservatives – all this, in any case should not be in the poultry diet.
Caring for the chick is not just a hassle but also a great responsibility. In order not to harm him, it is better to consult with your veterinarian.