Answer Dear Brigit, Many different types of animals are attracted to shiny objects. Primates (including humans!) love shiny things, as do raccoons and some related animals. Birds of the Family Corvidae (e.g., bluejays, crows, ravens, etc.) tend to have a strong attraction to shiny, colorful objects, too. That's not a complete list, but it's some of the most common critters that like shiny things.