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PET OWL CARE

Small to Medium size Birds. Hawks, Owls, Chicken, Ducks, Finches, Parrots Etc.

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PET OWL CARE

Postby Peacefulward » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:07 pm

I’ve been researching pet owl care recently as I’ve become interested in them.
I’m working on a list of proper owl care articles and videos, but for now here’s a YouTube playlist with videos of them. Most are just cute videos, but it gives you a good idea of how to handle an owl and what they’re like. Some videos showcase their vocalizations and behavior: https://youtu.be/8DfSsK_lsmg?list=PLHHI ... -QmLM07Alq

Most are Japanese since pet owls are very popular in Japan.

I have also found people who breed non-MBTA owls and that will sell to private owners that meet their standards; it’s not impossible to get an owl in the US after all!
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Exotic "wishlist": red fox, arctic fox, gray fox, bat eared fox, fennec fox, mink, muntjac deer, owl (any species).
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Re: PET OWL CARE

Postby TurkRoach » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:30 am

Wouldn't you still need to have a falconry license since it is a bird of prey?
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Re: PET OWL CARE

Postby Peacefulward » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:39 am

TurkRoach wrote:Wouldn't you still need to have a falconry license since it is a bird of prey?


It depends on the state I guess, but in NC you don’t need any special permits since owls that are non-native aren’t MBTA. Not sure if this applies to other birds of prey though.
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Re: PET OWL CARE

Postby Gryffindor » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:03 pm

Yeah, I've seen Eurasian Eagle owls for sale. I know they're legal in FL but not sure if they are nation wide.

I love owls and would love a Eurasian Eagle owl, Indian Scops owl, and Barn owl to start with. The Barn I'd need a license for, of course. I'm really interested in wildlife rehabilitation so I wonder if that would be a way to become licensed? And possibly be able to own native owls that can't be returned to the wild for whatever reason?
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Re: PET OWL CARE

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:26 pm

Not really. Your state rehab permit will not allow you to keep birds on the treaty list. You still need the federal license to keep/rehab them or go the falconry route. Some people do have the license, like our raptor center, their main goal is rehab but if the are unreasonable they are kept.
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Re: PET OWL CARE

Postby Onyx » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:09 am

Oh wow, I thought all raptors needed special permits to be kept. I've been interested in owls myself lately. I adore the sooty owls, but I am sure those would be hard to come by.
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