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Thread: wanna see an owl? My son is holding it!

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    I love the pics, and they must feel safe, secure and have a great food source to hang around so close to your home.

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    Great pictures. Is that a baby owl?

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    Well, I hope we don't have rats, but at least if we do, they will be gone soon. I do see a snake once in the while,

    Yes, it is a baby, mama and daddy(?) now out there!

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    That is a cute owl...cute son too.

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    From what I can tell it is most likely and Eastern Screech Owl. This little guy is learning to fly and take care of himself. The short tail feathers are a dead give away about his age. While he can fly without longer tail feathers it makes it more difficult to fly and maneuver. Mom's are normally keeping an eye out for the these guys and still feeding them. As a wildlife rehabber with both state and federal permits, I have raised many of these guys. Some are trusting and sweet and some are definitely not. All wildlife does best when the natural mom takes care of them, but every now and then they need to be cared for by foster parents. This is best left to people with the knowledge to care for them properly. Please, if you find wildlife you think is orphaned, call your local Dept of Natural Resources or go online and look for a wildlife rehabilitation expert in your state or area to seek help. Not only is it illegal for you to keep wildlife, it can also be dangerous for you and the very animals you attempt to help. Sorry to preach, but I have seen too many animals suffer needlessly from people trying to help.

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    Whoooooo posted a great pic? You did, that's whooooooo!

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    Too cool! Your son must have a very peaceful vibe going on. You did well to get these photos of such a special moment!

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    Wow! That is neat! Very cute!!

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    wow!

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    Wow!!! That is awesome

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    we have barn owls in our attic, they have come back for about 6 years now, we try blocking them out but they find a way in anyway. this year my husband is going to make an Owl Box and we're going to see if they will nest there (because they really stink up the room they nest over, and their babies are cute but very very loud)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Usually when the baby is alone like that the mommy is dead. Its too young to fend for itself still. Please if you don't see the mommy it needs to be fed and taken care of..

    Such beautiful birds..
    Betcha the mommy is hiding from you. Remember that ows have such soft feathers you can't hear them fly.
    If you want to feed it take a tiny bit of raw hamburger in a bobby pin or small tweezers and hold it near its beak. If it is hungry it will eat it. Remember it will poop on whatever it is standing on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    last night my son saw a baby owl in the yard. Looky here! Amazing that it let him hold him!
    Please don't handle wildlife like this! First of all, any wild animal that lets you pick it up like this is either gravelly ill, or injured, or just very young. Handling a young owl can make it be too tame and threaten its chances for survival in the wild. Can you not enjoy the rare privilege of SEEING them - please please do not do this again. I volunteer at a wildlife hospital and that's the basis for my comments. If you EVER concerned about a wild animal CALL FOR HELP to your nearest wildilfe center.

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    No, no, no. You cannot feed raptors hamburger - you will do far more harm than good! Many misguided people do this and by the time the animal is brought to a rehab center it can have metabolic bone disease and be unrealesable to the wild. Please don't try to feed or give water to any animal in need of help. You must keep it safe, warm and quiet until you can get it to a rehab center. No food, no water - you might just kill the very animal you are trying to help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Usually when the baby is alone like that the mommy is dead. Its too young to fend for itself still. Please if you don't see the mommy it needs to be fed and taken care of..

    Such beautiful birds..
    Betcha the mommy is hiding from you. Remember that ows have such soft feathers you can't hear them fly.
    If you want to feed it take a tiny bit of raw hamburger in a bobby pin or small tweezers and hold it near its beak. If it is hungry it will eat it. Remember it will poop on whatever it is standing on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryowl
    No, no, no. You cannot feed raptors hamburger - you will do far more harm than good! Many misguided people do this and by the time the animal is brought to a rehab center it can have metabolic bone disease and be unrealesable to the wild. Please don't try to feed or give water to any animal in need of help. You must keep it safe, warm and quiet until you can get it to a rehab center. No food, no water - you might just kill the very animal you are trying to help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Usually when the baby is alone like that the mommy is dead. Its too young to fend for itself still. Please if you don't see the mommy it needs to be fed and taken care of..

    Such beautiful birds..
    Betcha the mommy is hiding from you. Remember that ows have such soft feathers you can't hear them fly.
    If you want to feed it take a tiny bit of raw hamburger in a bobby pin or small tweezers and hold it near its beak. If it is hungry it will eat it. Remember it will poop on whatever it is standing on.
    I used to work for a science museum....birds, especially will perish if they are not fed within a few hours, because they have such rapid metabolism. Anyway the whole thing has been solved because the parents are caring for the youngster.

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    Cool picture!

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