Somebody said scary. I saw a shoe on Discovery Channel about crows & ravens and it is incredible what they can figure out how to solve a problem.:cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil::cooldevil:
I had a pet Jackdaw a few years back. He would fly onto my shoulder, shout "fire", take the cigarette out of my mouth, stomp it on the ground and peck it to pieces. When he had finished, he would fly back onto my shoulder waiting for me to light another one, this time shouting "You *******". Once, he set fire to the dead leaves in the plastic roof gutter of my house, which left a big hole in itbefore I had a chance to get a ladder.
They make great pets, very good talkers and once trained, they will stay around your house forever, provided you feed them regularly (dog food).
Training them to do tricks is no problem as they are very intelligent, but, you must use food as their reward. I've had several of them over the years, which reminds me to get another this year.