How To Befriend A Crow And Get To Know Them Better

Have you always been curious about crows? Want to know how to befriend them? Well, look no further. This blog post is all about crows and how to get close to them. Crows are actually very intelligent creatures and can be quite friendly if you know how to approach them. So, keep reading for some tips on crow behavior and how you can make a new friend of one of these fascinating birds!

How To Befriend A Crow

Crows are incredibly intelligent and social creatures, so it’s no surprise that they can also be quite friendly towards humans. If you’re interested in befriending a crow, there are a few things you can do to make yourself more approachable. First, try to avoid being afraid of them; crows can sense when people are scared of them, and they’re more likely to stay away from someone who seems scared. Second, try to offer them food; crows are very fond of food, so offering them something tasty is a great way to get their attention. Finally, try to be patient; crows take time to get to know people, so it might take a little while before they’re truly comfortable around you. But if you’re persistent and friendly, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to develop a great relationship with a crow!

Observe the crow from a distance to get an idea of its personality

Is it shy or bold? Aggressive or curious? Do other birds seem afraid of it or do they interact peacefully?

Approach the crow cautiously, moving slowly at first. Bring along some food that crows like, such as peanuts, and hold it out in your open palm. Let the crow approach you on its own terms; if it seems scared, back off and give it some time.

Once the crow is comfortable with you, try offering it a piece of food directly from your hand. If it takes the food, you’re on your way to becoming friends!

If the crow doesn’t seem interested in food, try another tactic: offer it a toy or something shiny. Crows are very curious creatures, and they may be more interested in an object than in food.

Once you’ve established a rapport with the crow, you can start interacting with it on a regular basis. Feed it, talk to it, and even try giving it simple commands like “come here” or “go away.” With a little patience and understanding, you and your crow friend can have hours of fun together!

How to Make Friends With a Crow: Step-by-Step

Find out what they like and dislike

Crows are gregarious by nature, so they’ll probably prefer to hang out with others of their species. If you see a crow sitting alone, it might be because he’s a bit shy — he might just be looking for a friend to talk to. If you’re not up to talking to a crow right away, there are plenty of other animals that you can visit with first. If a crow starts to sit on your shoulder, try to pay attention to what he/she is looking at — crows are incredibly selective eaters, so the things that they prefer might be priceless .

Create a quiet environment

Crows are extremely music-lovers, so you’ll definitely want to create a quiet, peaceful environment for your new friend to live in. They do best when there’s a lot of space around them, as well as few distractions. To create this environment, try to keep the noise from other animals (including your own) to a minimum. If that’s not possible, you can always use a cricket ticking in a glass jar. Another thing you can do is to put up some black-and-white prints or some other images of birds on the wall. The crows will love to come back to the same place every day, and they will be much more likely to find something to eat if they’re happy and familiar with their surroundings .

Offer their favorite treats

Crows are pretty particular about what they like — they will probably take anything you give to them, as long as it’s still live . If you see a crow eating a body part (leg, neck, wing, etc.), it is potentially very sick . Be careful when offering treats to avoid putting your new friend’s health at risk. Crows are very gregarious and will likely expect you to pass on the treats to other crows — don’t keep them all for yourself! Another thing to try is to offer a few different types of nuts or seeds. This should be varied so that the crow doesn’t get too hungry — some seeds are very rich in fats, so they’ll probably be too uncomfortable eating them in their beak. Another treat that you might want to offer is corn or wheat flour stuffed with sawdust or cornmeal . This should be offered only to healthy birds.

Establish a feeding routine

It’s best to feed a crow once a week, but sometimes you might have to go a bit longer than that. A good rule of thumb is to make dinner for one and dessert for two. If you’re having a lot of guests over, consider serving a larger meal so that everyone gets their fair share. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that the bird gets at least one-third of the food that was provided . A single treat shouldn’t be enough to fill a crow’s stomach, so you’ll want to offer more frequent feedings to keep your friend going. Crows are creatures of habit, so try to feed them the same type of food each day so that they don’t get used to something new. Another feeding routine that you may want to try is to offer a small snack before bedtime. Crows are very intelligent birds, so they will probably realize that you are trying to give them a treat, and they will probably be looking for a quiet place to “off-load” — this could be a good thing!

Add a bird bath

Crows are messy birds, so a bird bath is a great idea. They will probably spend the majority of their time in water, so it’s best to provide a place for them to “soak” as well. A bird bath should be at least half full of water, and should be able to hold at least a single live cardcardatale crane . The humid climate inside a bird bath will keep your bird healthy, happy and warm .

Be patient and test different foods if needed

Crows are very loyal animals, so it’s important to be patient with them. Some birds will be pretty picky about what they eat — some will only eat certain types of seeds or nuts, while others may only eat one food at a time. If your crow is choosy about what he/she eats, it’s probably because they don’t want to go hungry. Crows are notoriously slow breeders, so it may take them longer than other species to conceive — if a couple isn’t able to have a baby of their own, they will often “share” the food with other couples in their area . This is why you need to be especially patient with crows, as they will probably take months before becoming pregnant — it’s probably going to be at least that long before you get a “gift” in the form of a new friend.

Keep your distance

Crows are incredibly social birds, and will often interact with each other in groups . It’s important to remember that crows are nocturnal birds of prey, so you should be very careful when being around them after dark. Don’t walk up to a crow in the middle of the night — they are known to be quite aggressive, and may take to the skies to find you — be prepared for a “Bad Buzz” if you get too close! Crows are also intelligent birds, so it’s important to remember that they will probably head-hunt if they feel threatened — be sure to back away slowly when you see a crow in the sky.

What Do Crows Like to Eat?

Crows are birds that eat what you feed them. That’s why it’s best to get to know them well. You can feed a crow bread, seeds, nuts, fruit, a birdseed mix, or even peanut butter (though pigs would probably disagree). Also, be sure to offer your crows clean, fresh water whenever they’re thirsty. Because crows are scavengers, it’s important that they always have clean, drinkable water to drink. In fact, if you don’t clean out your bird’s water bowl every day, you may start to see droppings left behind. That’s not good for your bird and it’s not good for you. So, make sure to clean your bird’s water bowl at least once a week.

Why Don’t the Crows Trust Me?

Of course, crows are smarter than a typical bird — believe me, I’ve met plenty of them. They’re also much more intelligent than most of the animals we grant human friendship. This means that while they may show affection and even protect you from time to time, they don’t trust you quite as much as a dog, cat, or even a bird of a different species would. You can try changing your routine to make your crow friends feel comfortable. Walk differently and feed your bird in the morning and evening. Don’t stand right in front of the birdbath half-way through the day, either — make sure to move around a bit to make your crows feel comfortable.

Crows Recognize Faces

This may come as a surprise to those who’ve never encountered a crow in their life, but crows don’t just eat anything. Some foods are better suited to crows’ specific diets, while others are best left to scavengers like vultures. Crows will often steal food from other birds’ nests if they can get to it first. Some birds also eat small animals like mice and rats. To avoid putting your bird at risk of being eaten, don’t feed your crow friends meat or pork products. Also, if you do feed your crows meat, make sure it’s been properly prepared. Don’t just toss a bit of cooked meat into the water for your birds.

How to Get crows to trust me?

Well, you could always try rewarding your crows with treats. This might work for some birds, but most of them don’t like sweets and would rather have a snack of worms or seeds instead. Some crows might even associate treats with danger. To be safe, you might want to avoid giving your birds sugar. You can also try offering your crows seeds instead. Seeds have been found to be more nutritious than corn, peanuts, or other common birdseed. Whatever feed you give your crows, be sure to change it up often so they don’t get used to one food type and develop an addiction to it.

Can I keep a crow as a pet?

Unfortunately, crows are social birds only; they are not good fly-fishers. If you want to keep a pet bird, you might consider a Hawk or a Raven. However, keep in mind that these birds are highly intelligent and would likely mistreat a new friend as they do your crow. Crows are also strong enough to pull the body weight of a grown human being — just not easily on their own two feet. If you choose to keep a crow as a pet, you’ll want to make sure he or she is handled regularly. This is good for your bird’s health and mental well-being as well as for your own safety.


How do you get a crow to come to you?

Truth be told, crows don’t normally come to you. They are territorial birds who roost in trees and will only come to you if they are disturbed. They don’t like to be disturbed in their trees because they are vulnerable to becoming crow’s feet — a painful and degenerative condition that is sometimes fatal. So how do you get a crow to come to you? The best way is to entice them to the door with food. This is the easy part. Just about everything you feed a crow can be eaten by a crow. There are many different types of food that will interest a crow, but the two main categories are bird and animal food. Bird food includes corn, sunflower, soy and canary seed. Animal food includes pet food, fish, poultry and even insects.

What to give crows to befriend them?

My favorite thing to give crows is fresh bird food. This is their favorite too so they come to visit often. Fresh ripe avocados are also good because they are full of vitamins and minerals and make a great snack. You can also give them leftover fruits and vegetables or even seeds. When it comes to seeds, you’ll want to make sure they are safe for crows to eat. Some common seeds that are dangerous for crows to eat are sunflower, sesame and peanut. It’s also a good idea to store your seeds in a separate container from other foods to make sure they aren’t accidentally eaten.

Will crows bring you gifts?

Yes! When crows see that you like them, they will often bring gifts. These are usually things you will never imagine a crow would give you. They bring you a smile by giving you things that other birds won’t even consider giving you — like a feather or two from their nest or two fresh eggs. Crows are very creative and will come up with some interesting gifts. You might even see crows decorating their nests with your favorite things — a thoughtful gift from a crow.

Do crows make friends with humans?

Most crows will not interact with humans, but there are some who will. These friendly birds usually show up when you least expect them and are often ready to talk. It helps if you learn to recognize their calls. You can also try to spend some time with them outside of the rain when they are likely to be around. Crows are a fascinating breed that is easy to befriend. You can learn a lot about a crow by talking to them and understanding their culture. If you’re interested in crows, you should definitely check out some of the books about them. There are a lot of fascinating details about these birds and learning about them from books is a really great way to learn about them.

How do you talk to crows?

Crows are very social birds who form strong bonds with others of their species. They are usually found in flocks of up to 15 individuals, where they rely on each other for protection from the elements and for food. You can rub your hands together to try and start a conversation with a crow (yes, they actually do this!) or you can use a bird-friendly language to talk to them. You can try saying things like “hi,” “nice to meet you,” “hello there,” “hello there,” etc. You can also say things like “you want bird food, right?” “That’s right,” etc. You can also play games with them like “spot the chicken.”

Are crows good pets?

Crows aren’t the best pet for everyone. While they are very friendly and protective of their owners, they can be a little bossy and demanding. They don’t always know what they want and can be quite possessive. If you have other animals in the house (panther, gerbil, hamster, etc.) you’ll need to be careful when training a crow because they take after their owners in the fact that they are protective of their food. This rule of thumb applies to all animals, not just birds. You’ll also need to make sure you’re up-to-date on any vaccinations, worm meds, de-wormers, etc. Your pet could become dependence- stricken if you don’t take care of them.

What is the best thing to feed crows?

Most birds will love the taste of corn, so that is a good thing to feed crows. Make sure you give them a variety of seeds and nuts to choose from as well as some fruit like oranges or apples. You can also give them some vegetables like carrots or sweet potatoes. And last but not least, don’t forget about the seeds! Crows are scavengers and feed almost entirely on dead animal matter including carrion, especially alfalfa and corn. If you’re not feeding them seeds, they won’t have a chance to grow too large and become a real problem.

What should you not feed crows?

Crows are scavengers, so don’t feed them leftovers. They are too wild for that. If you do feed them, make sure it is fresh, clean, and ripe. Don’t feed them scraps from other animals like dead poultry or fish. Also, don’t give them candy because they will eat that too!

What is the best thing to put in a terrarium?

Most people think of indoor plants as a choice for keeping crows away, but they also make great house pets. The trick is to provide them with a variety of things to eat. A variety of eaters makes for a wide variety of Nunbergers! You can also put your indoor plants in a terrarium. This is a miniature room or greenhouse with a glass wall and a roof. Plants do well in a terrarium because they get plenty of light, water, and soil. And they need to be kept moist but not soggy.

Can you train a crow to sit still?

Crows are very trainable birds and can be taught to sit and stay for short periods of time. They are also very intelligent and will quickly learn to use their tools to their advantage. However, it’s important to remember that crows are aggressive birds who want to live in a wild state. If you want to make friends with a crow, you must provide it with space to live in.

Are there any dangers to petting a crow?

Yes. While crows are generally playful and friendly birds, they can become aggressive when cornered. They also have a habit of stealing food from human hands, so be careful.

What should you do if you get cornered by a crow?

If you see a crow near your property, call the Wild Bird Network at 1-800-WILD-BIRD and use the designated safe phone number. Don’t approach the bird if you’re not at least 50 feet away from it. If you do, you could be in danger of getting bit or even killed by this potentially dangerous bird. If you are able to, call the police or a local wildlife rehabilitator. A cornered crow can be a dead crow.

What else should you know about making friends with a crow?

Stay on the alert for other animals in the neighborhood that may be in need of your help. Although crows are generally good neighbors, they will always take advantage of you when there’s a predator around. Don’t leave your pet birds in the car, even when it’s warm outside. If you have to go somewhere cold, take your pet birds along with you. Don’t feed or groom your crows in front of other humans because they are a protected species in some places, and you could be in danger of getting hit with a citation.

Where can I find more information about crows and their care?

You can find more information about crows and their care in the Purple Book: American Kestrel, American Kestrel Nesom, American Robin, American Robin Nesom, Carolina Parrot, Carolina Parrot Nesom, American Wheatear, Common Raven, Dove, European Starling, European Starling, Northern Wheatear, Ostrich, and Wheatear.


If you want to make a new friend, consider befriending a crow. Crows are intelligent, social animals that can be fun and entertaining companions. They’re also incredibly resourceful and have been known to solve complex problems. With a little time and effort, you can teach your crow some tricks and help them thrive in their new home. What kind of bird would you like to befriend?

Randolph Snider
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