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    Treats for Crows?

    A wild crow has made friends with me. He has shown me he likes my company, and sometimes I give him a small piece of wholemeal bread as a treat which he loves.
    But although I know a little occasionally won't harm him, I wonder if anyone knows of some birdie treat suitable for Crows which I can buy? Because he is asking for his treat every morning now.
    He is able to feed himself very well. I watched him foraging for worms, snails etc. The treat I give him isn't essential for him, more a symbol of our friendship.

    I did think of meal worms but he likes something well-sized enough that he can pick it up and carry it into the orchard to eat it. He is not scared of me, but is very skittish in my garden which is surrounded on all sides by trees. He wouldn't like having to hang about in that small space at ground level to pick up tiny meal worms.
    Last edited by Tobi; 03-11-2017 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    Tobi, I found this page, which may help:
    http://www.crows.net/food.html

    Quote from that page: "....kibbled cat or dog food (pea sized chunks) is cheap and provides complete nutrition for the omnivorous crows. Meat scraps are always a hit as is cheese and egg yolk. Sunflower seeds, peanuts...."

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    Oh thank you LPC. I can work with some of those suggestions, and maybe mash something together to make a piece about 2-3" long that he can pick up and carry off to eat.

    Wow! There is a lot of food to choose from on that list! Crows really are very omnivorous. I imagined they were basically carnivores....got that wrong then!

    He likes to communicate with me from the trees around the garden, but is unsure about being on the ground in there. But he has a designated 'pick-up' spot which he is used to now.
    He follows me 3/4 of the way down the lane when I go to visit the cat. He waits for me coming back and is there to greet me 1 hour later!
    Last edited by Tobi; 03-12-2017 at 05:46 PM.

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    Hi @tobi, I can see that you also have a heart for birds maybe this link can help. http://www.avesnoir.com/the-10-best-...o-feed-a-crow/

    BTW @lpc is right, you can feed him cat food, I guess you'll be going to spoil a crow if this the situation.

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    That's a wonderful link, Andrea! Thank you for that.

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    Thank you very much for that link, Andrea, and for your help.

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    Quote Originally Posted by LPC View Post
    That's a wonderful link, Andrea! Thank you for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tobi View Post
    Thank you very much for that link, Andrea, and for your help.
    Your always welcome, I'm glad I've been able to contribute something in this community :)

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    Re: Treats for Crows?

    I am very much enjoying reading all the comments on that article too! It seems quite common to be befriended by Crows. Crows must like humans more than I thought they did.

 

 

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