My old friend is trying to cut down a bit to lessen the work he does. He gets ill every year and needs to consolidate the birds into one of the barns. With this in mind, he decided to rehome his barn owl who had lived in a 'temporary' cage measuring only 3ft by 6 ft for several years. I offered to take the owl, named 'Olly', and he readily agreed. I built a 12 ft by 6 ft flight, with an inner shed of 4 ft by 6 ft, and a roosting box. It turns out that this bird has the remains of jesses on her legs, and was apparently at one time, trained for flying.

The years spent in the small cage has not done her muscles any good at all, and I have had to place many perches in the longer flight so that she will build up gradually. I plan on working with her and perhaps in the future when she is used to me, put new jesses on her and retrain her so that she can have some quality of life and be able to fly. At the moment though, we are just getting to know each other. She does know me slightly from when I went to visit my friend, but never seemed to like me: disappearing into her box when she saw me.

She is rather beautiful and I am looking forward to working with her. Her paperwork shows her to be 9 years old.
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I'm buying my plane ticket as we speak...WOW!!

owly
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I'm buying my plane ticket as we speak...WOW!!

OK, no problem. Catch the train to Cambridge and I will meet you at the railway station lol.I will bring Cuppy with me.;0)
I think I need to get a passport, real quick, so I can go with Owly to visit Oldmolly!
Jan
I'm buying my plane ticket as we speak...WOW!! owly

For a barn owl?

* Steve *
I think I need to get a passport, real quick, so I can go with Owly tovisit Oldmolly!

Crikey I only have one spare bed.
For a barn owl?

Not just for a barn owl, to see Cuppy too.

I just wanted to meet Oldmolly and her crew. I figured traveling with Owly would make it even more fun!
Jan
Oh heck, we'd have a blast together Emotion: smile.

owly
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