Blue jays form a monogamous pair bonding for life.
Both sexes build the nest and rear the young, though only the female broods them.
The male feeds the female while she is brooding the eggs.
The jays, are highly curious and are considered intelligent birds.
While not confirmed to have engaged in tool use in the wild,
Blue jays in captivity have been observed using strips of newspaper as tools to obtain food.
Captive fledglings have been observed attempting to open the doors