Eastern Screech-Owl #21-1102 has been healing well during the past two weeks. The bird is eating well and gaining weight; the owlet is now 134 grams -- much larger than the bird's admission weight of 82 grams! The veterinary staff have seen no lingering effects of the suspected rodenticide poisoning. The bird has been living with several other young screech-owls in the Center's care, including lead-poisoned owlet #21-0509. The owlets will likely move to an outdoor enclosure in the next few days.
Eastern Screech-Owl #21-1102 update
June 2, 2021