• So I saved this bird.
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Hey guys, some of you will probably remember me saving and raising a duck. Well now I have another project. A baby Jackdaw, I was at my now ex girlfriends house about 2 weeks ago when we heard some weird noise in the garden at the back of the house. It was her cat holding what I thought was a baby raven. We quickly grabbed the cat and pulled the Jackdaw out of it's mouth. Luckily the Jackdaw had no injuries only some missing feathers on it's head. I have Riddle (that's what I call him/her) for about two weeks now and everything is going great. It's super tame and really love the attention of humans. He even listens to it's name which is really cool. During the day he's outside in the garden and when he's tired he sleeps in my room. Here's a picture of Riddle: [IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49828537/misc/962040_10151644228044780_1303227807_n.jpg[/IMG]
He's probably grown attached to you. Birds tend to do that when they're raised by humans.
I want one!
[QUOTE=Moustacheman;41323958]He's probably grown attached to you. Birds tend to do that when they're raised by humans.[/QUOTE] Our canary didnt, he hates it when humans get near his cage, he runs off :c
[QUOTE=MadBomber;41324224]Our canary didnt, he hates it when humans get near his cage, he runs off :c[/QUOTE] Did you get it from a pet store or something? Cause those kind of places make animals pissed at humans.
You have to call it Edward (or Ed or Eddy). Edit; as in, Edward, captain of the Jackdaw (Assassins Creed).
He looks both adorable and badass at the same time, is he still injured in any way?
Riddle is an awesome name. Are you going to keep him?
[QUOTE=MadBomber;41324224]Our canary didnt, he hates it when humans get near his cage, he runs off :c[/QUOTE] As Khorn already said, that's because you got him from a pet store. Me and my girlfriend have 2 cockatiels. The female cockatiel we got was completely open from the first week on, no problems with human contact, I am even allowed to pet her from time to time but the male was scared as shit of human hands, hisses and even used to scream at them. It really hurt, especially because I meant no harm to the little guy. I just wanted to give them new food, change their water or open the cage so they can go on a trip... and everything I got back is hissing, fear and disgust from him. So I looked over it, I knew that something must have happened in the past and I can't blame him for that. I spent a lot of time, just sitting next to the cage, talking to him. Eating my breakfast with them. Try to feed him slowly with the hand. Just being there staying calm and try to make him understand that I am not his enemy. And after a good year or so, we made some great progress with the little guy. He is still a bit scared, but he seeks contact now more often than usual. He lands on my shoulder, lands on the bed when I'm relaxing or using my laptop... from time to time, I am even allowed to hold him on my finger... and he is not even angry that I accidently smacked him out of the air with a magazine one day. tl;dr Spend time with your canary! It might even take years until he loves you or even accepts you.
Cute but I wouldn't want one shitting all over my room.
Teach it to say nevermore. (Closest thing to a tame raven :v:)
nice eyes riddle.
[QUOTE=Kirbyfactor;41325457]Riddle is an awesome name. Are you going to keep him?[/QUOTE] I'll keep him if he wants to stay, I'm fine with him flying away with a group of other Jackdaws. I don't think he'll fly away though. I don't keep him in a cage I just let him fly in doors as well as outside, he really loves flying. When I call hem he flies directly to me feels awesome. [editline]5th July 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Justin Case;41325434]He looks both adorable and badass at the same time, is he still injured in any way?[/QUOTE] He was never really injured, he's really lucky actually.
Can I borrow him I want a friend :(
That sucks you and your ex being ex I mean. I honestly feel your pain (if you have any)
That's a pretty bird.
[QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;41328377]That sucks you and your ex being ex I mean. I honestly feel your pain (if you have any)[/QUOTE] 4 years is a very long time so yeah it hurts, I barely eat anymore. I lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks..
That is an adorable bird. You gave him the option to leave but he didn't it probably means he really likes you or even loves you.
[QUOTE=kirederf7;41328465]4 years is a very long time so yeah it hurts, I barely eat anymore. I lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks..[/QUOTE] Unless it's a good thing, get those 20 pounds back. fuck ex's
I found a bird in our parking lot about a month ago, we've put up ads but no one has replied to them..
Man i remember trying to raise a raven All of my shiny things remembers it too
Train him in battle and set him loose upon your enemies. Also, you should consider getting an eye-patch or something intimidating.
[QUOTE=MadBomber;41324224]Our canary didnt, he hates it when humans get near his cage, he runs off :c[/QUOTE] Spend some more time with him. Pet stores tend to make birds hate humans due to lack of contact/mistreatment. I got my parrot, Fritz, when he was a baby and I was 10. I already knew a lot about birds because me granddad raises pigeons. I spent time with lil' Fritz and he got attached to everyone in the family. Friendliest bird I've ever met. He talks, hold conversation on the level of a small child, swears at the tally, and wears a little cowboy hat we got as a novelty and then flies off to find my dog so he can ride on his back. I wish I could get a picture, but he hates cameras. Screams at them when they're pointed at him. He's basically just a normal African Grey. Congo Grey, to be precise. [editline]5th July 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=LiquidNazgul;41331492]Man i remember trying to raise a raven All of my shiny things remembers it too[/QUOTE] Ravens are pretty neat. Vikings used to keep them as pets. Never raised one myself. Though, I did have to nurse a Virginia Big-Ear back to health after it hit my windshield. It still lives out in the backyard. Comes over to the porch when I go outside at night and trys to hang off my arm.
[QUOTE=Moustacheman;41331780]Ravens are pretty neat. Vikings used to keep them as pets.[/QUOTE] Is this proven or are you talking about Odin's birds?
[QUOTE=DrasarSalman;41332322]Is this proven or are you talking about Odin's birds?[/QUOTE] Odin's birds. But, there are unconfirmed rumours that warlords and huscarls would keep them.
[QUOTE=Moustacheman;41332438]Odin's birds. But, there are unconfirmed rumours that warlords and huscarls would keep them.[/QUOTE] I can't help but think about vikings with parrots and pirate accents.
A family friend (she loves animals) found a Galah [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Eolophus_roseicapilla_AF.jpg[/t] with a broken leg, she bought a cage and took constant care of it, and it was so god damn cute and awesome, but unfortunately it died from I think an infection or something. It didn't help that her dog died about a year before.
Me and my brother just caught a coopers hawk just the other day. It was a teen, and broke the "knuckle" of it's wing. We turned it over to an animal center up in the mountains yesterday and they said they might not be able to fix it's wing in which case they'd have to put it down which is pretty unfortunate. Damn cool animal though. We put it in a dog kennel for the time we were holding it, gave it some meat (And the dead bird it's mother dropped off to it.) and I got a few pictures of it on my Camera. I'll have to upload them tommorow.
I remember saving birds as well, sadly it's quite heart breaking when you put so much effort in saving one but you know inside he has been injured too much to live much longer after you free him.
Jackdaws are adorable, I feed a flock that lives on my roof through my window quite often. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/GRIO6.png[/IMG] [sp]douchebag and backslick jackdaws[/sp] [QUOTE=Moustacheman;41331780] Ravens are pretty neat. Vikings used to keep them as pets. [/QUOTE] I have never heard of this. I have heard theories that they kept crows, gulls and jackdaws, well any bird that flies, in cages while sailing if they were lost to follow the birds to the closest land, but I do not believe it has ever been proven.
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