Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rescued Barred Owl Update

I thought that those of you who read my entry on the injured Barred Owl that we transported to a Rehabilitation Centre might be interested in the outcome so far.
The young male owl was examined by an opthalmologist who discovered some serious damage. It appears that his right eye is blind and will not recover. The left eye also shows residual issues from trauma, including cataracts. So for now he will continue on eye meds and stay indoors. Sadly it appears unlikely that he will return to the wild.
On a positive note he has gained weight from 502gms to 750gms so he is eating well and has settled in.

1 comment:

  1. Poor little guy. Hopefully he will make a good mate and perhaps even rear young to be released! It is good news that he is gaining weight.