Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Saving of Owlexander Dumas



Once upon a time, well six weeks ago approximately my daughter Terri, found on the second day in her new home two tiny little owls that had fallen from the roof  of her apartment  and by some miracle they survived the fall.  On much googling for any information on how to look after them a box was found and lined with sticks and leaves, and the task of feeding began. They were both weighed and came in at 120g and 80g.


Only one of the owls though was tempted into eating and sadly the other one died a few days later, still the remaining one feasted on hearts, liver and steak and as you can see from above picture how well he is doing. Almost all of his downy has gone and he has now such a beautiful face.









He is fed every four hours and everything he has eaten has been recorded must check what his weight is now and let you know later.
He has two names and nobody can decide which one to go for. He is known at the moment as Owly D or Owlexander Dumas (named after the Chateau) which one do you prefer?

Terri and Pete are now taking turns in trying to get him to fly by putting his meat onto string and getting him to chase it.
I took  some shots of him yesterday and we all think he will be flying very soon, Pete has built him a fabulous box that he has put in a tree and I forgot to take a shot of that but will next time. I am hoping to get a few more shots and if lucky in flight. Would be wonderful if he continued to live at the Chateau but time will tell....

Meanwhile Furbie the house cat is so sick of Owly D, in her opinion he gets much better fed and far to much attention, so here she lies in the huff and will be very pleased to see the back of Owly D.....

10 comments:

TotalArtSoul said...

Oh wow! What a great story. I used to work in a wild bird hospital, mainly seabirds but we used to get baby owls in occasionally. They were my favorites. I loved how they blinked their big eyes and bobbed their heads up and down. Well done for raising them because it's not easy. :-)

Moags and Smeet said...

Wonderful. :) I hope that Owly D thrives (and that Furbie regains the roost...hehe).

carrad said...

So glad to see he's thriving. Hope he stays. Keep up the good work and keep us posted. xxx

Krishenka said...

Thanks and will keep you up to date, Cathy I too love the head bobbing bit but the hissing was spooky. Although the credit goes to Terri and Pete for the raising can't wait to see hm fly.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mamma, love the story - we gave Owly D his first mouse last night and we're not feeding him this morning as we are going to take him out to see if we can encourage him to fly! I'll post the pictures up on facebook later! T x

Krishenka said...

Hello miss anonymous:) fantastic look forward to hearing how he got on and a few more pics into the bargain

homemade said...

So so sweet, he really is a gorgeous owl, I hope he stays at Chateau Dumas.
X

PoetessWug said...

Put my vote in for Owlexander! I love that name. Appropriate too. Alexander is a kind of regal name...Sorry that one didn't make it though. :-( But keep up the good work substitute mommies...ALL! And Furbie...behave yourself little huffington!!! ^_^

Carrie said...

Owlexander Dumas. I LOVE IT!

Hope everything goes well and that he grows up to be a strapping young lad :-)

Denise said...

Owlexander Dumas is a lovely name! What a gorgeous creature he is - best of luck to your daughter in his progress!

JOYFul D*Sign

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