Barn Owl Update: Day 4

25 May

The Barn Owl that was brought in on Monday has survived four days!!! We still aren’t sure what happened to him, but he is slowly making improvements. We wrapped his legs and in between his talons to provide padding because he isn’t able to use his feet to stand. Three times a day we are stretching his talons out to try and get them to work. When he was first brought in his talons were clenched tightly and now they are beginning to loosen up. I was able to get him to clench his left foot around his perch today!

The Barn Owl is able to stand on his haunches now, which we have wrapped to provide extra padding.

Right now things are still touch and go. We are thrilled that he is looking better than yesterday and that’s all we can hope for. The critter still has a very long way to go. If you would like to “adopt” him and contribute towards his trip back into the wild call Sam at 616-735-6240 ext 15 or email sam@blandfordnaturecenter.org. Barns owls have been considered all but extinct from Michigan, so getting this one back out into the wild is highly important!

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One Response to “Barn Owl Update: Day 4”

  1. Finn Holding June 2, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Good luck – I hope your patience is rewarded!

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