Home crow: the conditions of detention, food
When you hear that someone you know lives at home a bird in a cage, immediately before the eyes, a parrot or a Canary. In fact, it may be an ordinary hoodie. She is extremely smart and clever, and looks very elegant, so it can become a pet and recognize the person as the owner. If you are interested in this bird, you should know how to take care of it and in what conditions contain. In this article we will be able to find the information you need.
Hoodie: photos, description
Appearance, in its Constitution, home hoodie kind of reminds me of a rook. Only build denser, and the wings broader. Its weight does not exceed 650-700 g. the Beak is slightly tilted down.Wings, tail and head of these birds completely black, they seemed to shimmer with a metallic sheen. The body of the bird is grey, and therefore it is called the grey crow. The brown color of the feathers occurs only in young individuals. Oral cavity pink, blue eyes.
The intelligence of birds
Watching the lifestyle of crows, ornithologists noted that these birds have an extremely developed intellect. They in any circumstances, be able to turn the tide in their favor. For example, the crows living on the streets, getting food on the roadway only when traffic light is a red light.
A walk in the woods, you notice that the crows are not afraid of tourists and completely ignore mushroom. But, if their sight falls on the hunter, which has a rifle in his hands, the birds become restless, sensing the danger.
The contents of a crow in the house
In a city apartment to contain crow is quite difficult, and the bird in a cage feels uncomfortable, she needs space. If you have decided on a pet such as a hoodie, it is better that you lived in a private country house, then you will be able to equip such a restless feathered pet enclosure and create proper conditions.Home crow must have "apartment" sizes not less than 1x2 m, height of the enclosure requires two meters and no less. In the bird house it is advisable to place the dry tree with horizontally-placed branches. If this is not possible, fit in a cage with different perches.
On the floor should be covering, which is easy to clean. On top of it, sprinkle sawdust or spread with moss. As needed cleaning, during which the old bedding is replaced by the new, clean. Waterers and feeders should not stand without attachment, a bird can quickly capsize.
If you decide that your darling flew around the house, it is better to abandon the idea. The fact that a crow cannot be called plodding bird. It is the creation of overly active and also curious. In just a few minutes of free flight in the room of the home crow can throw things, break Wallpaper, overturning a small vazonchiki with flowers or naughty in some other way. In short, harm to your home provided if you do not equip a restless, active bird aviary.
How to care for sheep at home?
Take care of home black easy, the main thing — to know her habits and what it requires for a normal existence in captivity:
• Need to set for sharpening claws and beak birch the block a little.
• Birds do not get bored in the cage and did not spoil the interior, created by you, give her shiny balls or other toys.
• Several times a week put in the enclosure a container of water for bathing. Home Raven loves water and can splash around in the water at least every day.
As you can see, everything is quite simple, except that this bird often enough to clean, care it is no different.
What to feed a crow at home?
Indisputable advantage of such a pet, as a hoodie, is that this creature is omnivorous. The only condition that must be observed in the preparation of food for ravens – a variety "dishes". In the main menu feathered consists of the following products: chicken giblets, cooked or raw meat, porridges, eggs, fish, vegetables and fruits, bread.
In addition to these crows are happy to feed on frogs, insects, birds and all kinds of plant food. For wild birds main food is nutritional garbage.
For normal growth and development home to the crow it is necessary to give vitamin and mineral supplements. From food to mix them is not recommended, instead, be placed in a separate trough, so that the bird chooses what it needs.
The diet of Chicks differs little from the adult menu. First time to put the feathered kids to themselves, they are fed with. Then gradually taught to eat from feeders on their own. Chicks it is recommended to prepare the mash of the following products: cereal, meat and vegetables. The last two ingredients should be finely chopped.
To have access to the feathered pet should always be fresh clean water. So as not to harm the bird, you can't feed her spicy, salty, fried foods and fatty meat varieties.
Surprisingly, the ravens, despite their turbulent disposition, easily trained and used to the leash. Of course, this is not a dog or a cat, therefore, such trips are necessary to observe some precautions:
• During training crows hand should be in a special leather glove.
• Choose the right equipment for walking need very carefully, so that later the bird is not injured.
• On walks, watch that there were other felines. Large aggregations of wild crows can cause your home nursling desire to join their freestyle way of life. There are times when a crow pounced on the other birds trying to protect their territory. It can also cause tragedy and trauma.
If you can not walk with the sheep in the fresh air, the owner of this feathered beauty needs to provide it with enough ultraviolet rays in the house. The ideal option in this situation are the sun. It is necessary to consider the fact that ultraviolet light does not pass through the glass. Today, scientists have not come to a definite answer to the question about how many lives hoodie. It is only known that in captivity this bird can live up to 18-20 years with proper care. Home crow will require of its owner a lot of patience, but in the end will be his loyal and smart feathered friend.