Peanut came to me at the end of May this year as a 14 day old owlet…he [although I can’t be sure if he is a he, without sending a feather off for DNA checking] still had his egg tooth and would only open one eye for a short time each day! He ate every 4 hours – through the night too for the first couple of days – exciting and hard work for such a tiny thing that only weighed 2 and a half ounces and easily fit in to my husband’s hand!
He was always full of character and very quick – now at 3 months old he weighs around 5 ounces – about the same as an I Phone. He spends lots of his day hunting and chasing leaves – pouncing on them as they blow in the wind.
A couple of weeks ago when it was really hot and sunny [yes, really it was] Peanut was in our conservatory enjoying the space while the final touches were added to his aviary. As it was so hot I thought I would offer him a cool down by spraying him with cool water – look at the photos – he loved it!!
He actually loved it so much that when he was in his aviary and it rained he would stay out and got so drenched that I just had to bring him inside to dry – he really will have to learn not to stay out in the rain when winter comes!