Baby Screech Owls Make Amazing Recovery at Cape Wildlife Center

Rescued by Falmouth Animal Control...
These orphaned owlets made a remarkable recovery under the care of Cape Wildlife Center. (CWC photos)

From Cape Wildlife Center...

Check out this before and after!

This pair of screech owlets was admitted to our hospital by Falmouth Animal Control last weekend. They were found on the ground at a local residence, and the officer quickly realized they were in need of medical attention.

During the initial exam our veterinary team noted that they were very weak and malnourished. They were also covered in feces and detritus which was destroying their feather quality. Feathers are are not only essential for flight, but they also help them thermo-regulate. Luckily their x-rays and eye exams came back clear, and we were able to start administering supportive care.

Today they are looking much better after receiving fluids, antiparasitics, nutritional support, and a bath in dawn solution. Since their original nest was in poor condition they will be renested into a surrogate nest with owlets of the same size.


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