Barn Owl Portrait "Oddey" - 17 years old!
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barn owl named "Oddey" - he is 17 years old. He belonged to the lady who runs the OWL wildlife rehab center near us, -- and he lived in her house before she started the center. He loves to be spoken to, - and when his owner comes to the center, he knows, - he hears her and he acts up until she speaks to him :) He is very beautiful.
Each spot on his feathers is like a fingerprint to each barn owl.
They think Oddey's mother may have ingested a rodent that had eaten foxglove plant, which contains digitalis, which in turn affected the eggs the mother barn owl laid, causing Oddey's problems. If the mother owl eats something like that within 36 hours of laying her eggs, problems can arise for the chicks.
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