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My Crow by Cassandra-Leopardess My Crow by Cassandra-Leopardess
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 :heart: only people who are close to me knew of him, and how he was such a character :D 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) :D 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 :heart:
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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.
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:iconvanessaskydragon:
vanessaskydragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want one
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Believe me they make very difficult pets to keep lol.
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:iconvanessaskydragon:
vanessaskydragon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i still want one
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Shelter2030 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
P.S.: Check this girl with his crow...
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that's one beautiful raven that she has :D It reminds me of a big wild crow that comes to my house for food :)
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Shelter2030 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
The crow that she has is really cool, she plays with him, make a bath, trating him like a dog! :D
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is very cool :D Dorian use to like paying with toys and hiding them from me. He even copied some words that I said but just very basic ones :)
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Shelter2030 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
:)
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Shelter2030 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I was reading a few days ago about a study that demonstrate that the crows are the smartest birds... they can learn and do some jobs like few other animals (basically: monkeys, dogs, horses and cats)
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes crows are indeed one of the most intelligent animals :D Its very interesting to observe their behaviour but they can be just as much work as a small child due to their high intelligence and need for lots of mental stimulation. They also poop a lot =P One thing I have also noticed is that Torresian crows seem to be naturally much more timid than most other corvids making them even harder to own.
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Shelter2030 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
There are a lot of Crows here in Vienna and sometimes they are really big, like chicken, because they eat a lot. About pooping... well, I have not noticed that. I noticed that pigeons have this bad attitude. The Pigeons are the opposite of the crows: stupid, always going together without any target, and yes... pooping a lot, all together on cars or sidewalks... :chainsaw: :chainsaw: :chainsaw: :chainsaw:
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha yeah pigeons can be so stupid! Luckily I don't get too many of those big fat city pigeons where I live in Australia. I just get some native ones that are quite pretty looking www.google.com.au/search?q=cre… these too www.google.com.au/search?q=cre… . crows aren't to bad with pooping so its really just baby crows that are bad with that. Its like they don't know how to control it =P  
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Shelter2030 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Yeah, they are much more pretty than the europeans but they still have the same stupid expression like "uh, oh, what I'm doing here?!" :D
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah yeah they do. All pigeons do :lmao:
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SoulSerppent Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful bird
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:iconcassandra-leopardess:
Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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skykittypaws37 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww hes so preety or she
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thanks he was a pretty crow :D
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skykittypaws37 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww he died?
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:iconcassandra-leopardess:
Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes sadly he did :(
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skykittypaws37 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i have two birds a finch and crow well they are wild and love me they live in my bird houses out side lol i named the crow Midnight
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww that’s so very cool :) I use to have a pet finch, I also have a wild crow who has become quite tame and will take food from me. Dorian was the only crow I really owned as a pet and hand raised from a young baby.
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skykittypaws37 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i rased Midnight she fell out of my tree
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:iconcassandra-leopardess:
Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its always fun and hard at times raising a baby crow :D
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just perfect. Great story too. Thanks.
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so very much :)
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DreamOfYou Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Wonderful Photo of such an Amazing Crow :cuddle:
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:iconcassandra-leopardess:
Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aw thank you darling :huggle::cuddle:
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DreamOfYou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
you're so welcome baby :cuddle::heart:
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Magnificent Crow
Oh Sweetie...Holds you so tight :cuddle:
oh He was such a Character indeed =P He will always be missed :huggle:
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WalkerofShadows Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
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JAWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
*bows humbly* sad to hear... you gave it the best chance at life and the best life it could have given the circumstance...

An amazing creature. An amazing carer.
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Lazy-Soldier Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ive honestly never seen a pet crow before lol
thats amazing! :)
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HammerPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, it is amazing :o
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