Great Horned Owlets of 2022 Update

During the past month, all four of the owlets currently housed in the A2 enclosure have been doing well under Papa G'Ho's parental care. The rehabilitation team has carefully monitored the owlets over Critter Cam #1 and noted that each bird has been active, eating well, and displaying species appropriate behavior. Each owlet is currently being fed 120g of rat and has gained weight since being admitted.

As of June 13, each owlet's weight was:

Great Horned Owlet #22-0294 -- 1.43 kg  (about 3.15 pounds)                                                                      Great Horned Owlet #22-0490 -- 1.34 kg (about 2.95 pounds)                                                                        Great Horned Owlet #22-0508 -- 1.08 kg (about 2.4 pounds)                                                                            Great Horned Owlet #22-0581 -- 1.31 kg (about 2.9 pounds)                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The rehabilitation team has kept a watchful eye on owlet #22-0490 and owlet #22-0581, the two owlets that previously had surgery to repair a radius/ulna fracture and a femur fracture, respectively. Neither owlet has shown any issues, though rehabilitation staff are still administering joint supplements to make sure there is no lasting discomfort from their fracture repairs. 

Recently, the rehabilitation team discovered that all of the owlets have grown an increased number of sturdy, adult feathers. As more adult feathers grow in, the owlets will have more mobility and will likely begin to test their wings.