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Owl

Barn Owl

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: Female

Appearance

0/5

Friendly with owner

0/5

Friendly with family

0/5

Trainability

2/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

5/5

Mimics sounds-words

0/5

Health

2/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

0/5

Chance Meeting

By

United States

Posted Dec 17, 2015

I found my owl by mistake. Or, rather, he found me when he fell into my car windshield while I was driving home from work that night. He was only a young owl, but he was already big enough to take up my entire spare bird cage. When the wildlife sanctuary came to pick him up, they said he probably was just learning to fly and fell while practicing.
I found my owl a rehabilitation group as soon as possible. Taking care of owls is extremely hard. They are awake at night, require enormous amounts of attention, and unlike other birds that can be easily fed with widely available manufactured bird food, owls have special feeding needs including live rats. They need a lot of space, not just a small cage. Unless you have a license and the education and training in large birds of prey, I would recommend getting something a bit more domesticated.

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