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Old 03-07-2007, 01:56 AM
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as it sais on the tin lol

any info on them...or sites?
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:08 AM
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im pretty sure someone on here has a per crow the rescue'd why dont you go for something slighty better like a real fiesty bird of prey or even better a cockatoo
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I'd have thought so, Magpies make fantastic pets, my mates dad used to rescue them from the farm now and then (farmer would hang babies on the electric fence) . Once grown they'd fly off for food etc but always come home - until they found mates and set up nest lol, and even then they'd still sit in the garden.
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Masticophis (Mike) had a lovely crow called Boris up until recently, try PMing him, im sure he'll be happy to chat about him. They are a bloody nightmare to look after though and cheeky to boot!
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:30 PM
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I want a goat Always wanted a goat, we used to have one at a pub I worked at, thought he was a dog and would run about with the dogs. lol

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Completely ignore my post - misread and thought you said Cows............
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:45 PM
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My dad used to have a Raven. Cant remember the ravens name but he was lovely apparantly. (i was'nt born then)
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:39 PM
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as it sais on the tin lol

any info on them...or sites?
Difficult at best.

DEFRA lists them simultaneously under the same legislation as British native herps - the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as a protected species AND as a pest species.

You can obtain a license to KILL crows and certain other corvids* (or take and destroy their eggs) on your own land in order to prevent agricultural damage, preserve air safety, protect health or preserve other wild bird populations.

However... from my conversations with DEFRA, despite this, it is NOT possible to obtain a license to take an egg or a nestling with the intent to raise it and keep it as a pet.

The only way around it would be to rehabilitate with the intent to release.

*Jackdaws, Jays, Rooks and Magpies
Birds may be of use.

By the way: There are exotic corvid species to which the laws on keeping would not apply.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:05 PM
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i rescued a baby crow a few years back,he was lovely apart from the noise!!!!i could hear him crow from the other end of the street.i let him go eventually but still think they are cool.
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Try reading King Solomons Ring by Konrad Lorenz, some good stuff in there on crows.
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I'm actually quite tempted by a jackdaw myself - I had the pleasure of meeting a tame one who was absolutely gorgeous.

That said... a magpie would also be lovely.
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