Owls are Not Pets
Due to the success of the Harry Potter books and films many children have wanted Owls for a pet, they look soft and cuddly but they are not, even J.K. Rowling the author of the Harry Potter books has made a statement with regard to Owls as pets.
We are asked to take in quite a few Owls that have become unwanted by people who should never of had them in the first place, these lovely creatures do not deserve to be treated in this way.
The large Eagle Owls can live to be well into their sixties, a Barn Owl into it’s twenties, this is a big commitment. They need to be cared for every day. Large Owls have five hundred pounds per square inch crushing power in their feet and their talons can pierce a leather glove and a human hand.
Owls have to be fed on a variety of the correct food, mice, rats, day old chicks and quail to name just a few, they are meat eaters and must have the fur, the feather and the bone, there are no vegetarian owls.
If you want a well behaved Owl it has to be hand reared, all of our Owls are hand reared from ten days old, they are from captive bred stock and we hand rear them in the house, they grow up as part of our family.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
Our Owls are happy to be with humans in fact they think they are human due to being hand reared. The relationship we have with our Owls is all based on trust. We are always aware of what these birds are capable of, like us they sometimes get cross or upset and a grumpy Owl can do some damage with it’s talons.
Our Owls come first, we spend most of our time with them and do our very best to make sure that they have a happy, comfortable life. Our aim is to educate people about these wonderful birds and therefore help in their conservation...
PLEASE THINK TWICE
Anyone who is interested in keeping an owl should make sure that they learn how to look after it properly and realise the commitment involved. This can be achieved by becoming a volunteer at an Owl Centre or attending a course.