Dorian was a very special crow to me. I never had the chance to show him to people here on DA. He was found abandoned and on the ground by two girls who gave him to a friend of mine. He was just only a few weeks old at the time. My friend is very good at looking after birds, and knew I would be interested I caring for one. But a few days ago something very tragic happened. I don’t want to talk too much about this, but basically he got a fright and hit his head badly. We took him to the Vets that day, they thought he was fine and gave him the medication he needed. But during the night he passed
me and my family stayed up with him all night looking after him till he went. We all were all so very devastated by it. We never thought such a thing would happen. We had him for 4 months. He was still a baby. We put so much time into raising him and loving him. He may have seemed like just a bird. But he was so much more to me. he touched the hearts of a whole family
only people who are close to me knew of him, and how he was such a character
who would think that a crow, a dark mysterious looking bird would turn out to be such a bundle of joy and happiness in side. He really brightened my world
every morning I would wake up to hearing him outside my window as my mother would take him out to play. He did this very cute baby cry noise when he wanted attention (Usually he did this in the morning) He even had words he would say like what “wat” or water when he wanted a drink “waaa waaa” or hello “ello” when he ate something tasty he would say “yummm yumm!” and even when I just talked to him he would always reply to me in a way that sounded like he was really talking back to me. He was so very intelligent too. He knew what beddy time meant, and would hide when my mother said that, knowing she was going to put him in his cage. He never forgot where he hid things, always finding them the very next day. When he pooped I would say “plop plop” because I was trying to potty train him. He would just give me this strange serious look when I said that. When he was cranky his head feathers would puff right up! And he would make this grumbley noise if I talked to him when he was in that kind of mood. And of course he was a very loving bird. Never wanting to be left alone as crows are such social creatures, always needing their parents when they are babies. He really loved it when I brushed him with his soft little brush. He would just relax and close his eyes. Even though I spent so much time with him, my mother spent so much more time caring for him as she was really like his mother to him. My mother always had to wear a dressing gown as Dorian would always poop a lot (why I wanted to try and potty train him)
He was such a wonderful unique little crow. It really broke my heart when he went. I could not stop feeling such sadness, because I miss him so deeply. I and my mother swore what we would never have another crow as this really broke our hearts loosing him. And crows are just so hard to look after. But after seeing a wild crow come by our house, we realised just how much we really missed the company of a crow. We had a hard long think, and agreed that we would take on another crow if we ever had the opportunity again. Because once you have had a crow in your life, you can never go on with out having one.
In loving memory of Dorian
Thought I should just mention something, even though crows can be such wonderfully delightful birds to have, I highly DO NOT recommend them as pets as they are very high maintenance birds, and are hard to raise as babies. You should Only get one as a baby as they need to bond with you from a very early age. Only if you work from home, and have plenty of spare time to look after a crow. Then don’t have one. You should also have had plenty of experience with birds and wild animals as they are nothing like a domestic bird/parrot, but are very wild birds. It may also be illegal in some countries and states to have them as pets. One last thing I should mention, once you hand raise a crow, they can never be released into the wild as they wont know how to survive on their own.