The story of Precious
Precious is our very vocal Great Horned Owl that likes to have things his own way. Let’s face it, he’s a diva! Arriving at FWMA as just a fluff ball in 2011, Precious had suffered a serious fall from the nest with a badly broken femur. He had a pin put in his leg when he was just a week old. Unfortunately while the bad leg was healing he compensated by walking on the good leg at an angle and caused permanent disfigurement. The original broken leg is perfect! I would love to say we have trained him well to do our education programs but I think he has trained us!
How your donation helps
Sponsor an Animal funds are used to provide a month of animal care, enrichment, diets, and habitat upkeep. For a Great Horned Owl these expenses are about $50 each month.
Diet: Bird of prey food.
Supplements: Osteoform (strengthens bones) and vitamins.
Habitat: Nest box lined with pine straw; also has perching and gravel. Cleaned daily.
Sponsorship for Precious: $50 per month
Did you know?
- A Great Horned Owl’s “horns” are actually just tufts of feathers called plumicorns.
- They are the most common owl in both North and South America.
- These birds have a voracious appetite and have been known to eat prey as large as striped skunks and raccoons.