TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 6545 times:
I hate to disagree.. but when I was in Arizona we had an owl that made his home under our front patio. He would look in the windows at us, sit on the pots outside, take a bath in the fountain, sun himself, etc... Very friendly.. would let us get right up to him. At night before he'd fly off he would do his little song (trill I think it's called) if we went outside.
We called him Oscar. He even got a girlfriend just before we moved. She'd sit on his head (no joke). She was an odd one. She would watch us through the window in the laundry room as we would fold clothes and iron. Sometimes I'd be on the couch in the living room and she'd position herself so she could look at the bright laptop screen and twitch her head.. really odd!
They were however the cutest things on earth IMHO. Here's a picture of of Oscar...
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14811 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 6481 times:
Quoting TUNisia (Reply 4): They were however the cutest things on earth IMHO. Here's a picture of of Oscar...
My mother told me that when she was a girl, her stepdad once found a baby owl, which had fallen out of the nest, while he was searching mushrooms in a forest (my grandfather loved traditional southern German cooking, with venison, mushrooms and dumplings).
He took the owl home and they raised it as a pet. My mother told me that it would e.g. sit on top of the kitchen door whenever they were cutting meat and it would like to swipe down and nick a piece of meat from the kitchen table if they were not watchimg.
It was one of this species:
Tawny Owl (Waldkauz)
I also used to own Cockatiels and I've got to say that they are quite cute and intelligent (as all parrots).
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 22981 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6380 times:
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 7): He took the owl home and they raised it as a pet. My mother told me that it would e.g. sit on top of the kitchen door whenever they were cutting meat and it would like to swipe down and nick a piece of meat from the kitchen table if they were not watchimg.