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    Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    While I worked at the wildlife center we had a young crow come in, and not only was it very intelligent but it wanted human attention all the time. I was thinking that crows would make great pets. Does anyone know if that's been done before? I know they get big but hey, people keep macaws as pets too.

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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    That is Chris's dream bird to own lol. I really have no clue on the ownership of the, but it would be cool to have one.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...reat_pets.html


    From yahoo answers
    It is illegal for you to own a crow or raven that is native to the US if you live in the US. All native birds are protected by the Migratroy Bird Treaty Act. You can legally own a non-native crow. Some people keep an African species called a Pied Crow as a pet. Check out this site more more info:
    http://www.corvitude.com/corvidranch.htm...

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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    By checking online I found that Massachusetts has a law forbidding interfering with or possessing live birds that are native to the State. You can however obtain a wildlife rehabilitation license by passing a test. Then you can legally possess a live crow if you want one.
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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    Crows make great pets. Have you ever seen "It's a Wonderful Life?

    I had a pet crow for several years and a friend of mine raised one from a baby.

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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    You should check the DNR laws for your state in order to be sure of the exact laws as they apply to you.

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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    Crows make great pets. Have you ever seen "It's a Wonderful Life?

    I had a pet crow for several years and a friend of mine raised one from a baby.

    The dude Brooks from shawshank redemtion has a Crow for a pet too
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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    Crows make great pets. Have you ever seen "It's a Wonderful Life?

    I had a pet crow for several years and a friend of mine raised one from a baby.
    Wow that's great. How did you acquire it? And what is it like to raise a crow compared to other birds?

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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    Massachusetts has some pretty interesting laws. People wanting to keep an animal, to keep it, will have a hard time obtaining a license for just that sole reason. You have to be doing it for a better cause than just on a whim.

    http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfwpets.htm
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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    In many states it is illegal, but I've got a friend who has a pet Starling and she's never had a problem. Technically she could be fined big time, but the actuality of someone of authority actually finding out she's got one of these in her living room is slim to none:



    Poor bird, my friend's starling is named Fugly.

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    Re: Is it possible/legal to have a crow as a pet?

    If I ever got a bird it would be a crow. They are awesome and super intelligent birds!
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