Posted Apr 10, 2016
Of all the pets I owned, this was the most "exotic" one of them!
It started when a friend found my owl abandoned in the street, he gave it to me after I expressed my interest in nursing it back to health. I was a teenager and I was open for experiences too.
The little owl couldn't fly and it looks like it was a baby owl, I took it and set up a little home for it, it was really hard taking care of it as it is very high maintenance but I've had some profound experiences when I connected with it.
At the beginning it refused to eat or connect with me, finally I managed to train it, and we became friends, it would come when I ask it, and it was really beautiful looking animal and very intelligent too.
Sadly, in my culture, owls are considered bad omen so eventually I had to let it go, I learned the hard way that this kind of owls isn't very sun friendly, it is very nocturnal and that is part of why it appealed to me.
My pet owl called Polaris. I was forced to hide it outside of my house when my family objected to its presence, the next morning I found it dead, I had to bury it, and it was a painful experience to do that.