In 1996, Sedona was only a juvenile when she was brought to a rehabilitator in Sedona, Arizona with a fractured right wing. The wing did not heal well enough for flight, so Sedona came to live at VINS the next year.
Ravens are some of the most intelligent birds in the world, known for their ability to solve problems, use tools, and mimic unusual sounds and voices. To stimulate our ravens’ brains, our volunteers hide pieces of food around their enclosure. However, our ravens don’t seem particularly interested in puzzles or toys—Sedona and Middlebury devote most of their attention to each other! They often preen one another or perch closely together with their beaks interlocked.
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that all exhibit birds receive biannual health checks and a variety of nutritious foods. Our ravens are one of our few non-raptor species, so they must eat fruit and vegetables in addition to meat. Corn, apples, and peanuts are some of their favorites.