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Even if you don’t fear bad luck, ill health, or death, can you keep owl as a pet

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 5 years ago

    Even if you don’t fear bad luck, ill health, or death, can you keep owl as a pet?

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  2. blessedp profile image80
    blessedpposted 5 years ago

    All things God created and I have seen where people have some unique animals has Pets.  So, why not if you can Pet it then get it.

    Well, that is my opinion.

  3. BobMonger profile image60
    BobMongerposted 5 years ago

    You could, but would you really want to? To have one as a "pet" requires great personal sacrifices in time, money, and living space. My friend has a Great Horned Owl that he keeps in a spare bedroom and even this isn't enough space for the creature.  Owls are large, predatory animals with very bad tempers and large appetites which makes them expensive to keep and even dangerous to handle. I would admonish anyone considering keeping such a creature to think twice, and then think again.  Owls belong in the wild where they can fly free, don't try and cage one for your personal entertainment-you will most likely regret doing so.

  4. lumen2light profile image75
    lumen2lightposted 5 years ago

    Superstition is one thing, but why would anyone want to keep such a magnificent bird locked up? Dogs and cats are pets, only because they are domesticated and bred as pets. Owls are wild and should be allowed their freedom.

    As to the actual question, yes if local laws allow it.

  5. Shaddie profile image87
    Shaddieposted 5 years ago

    Yes, and I would love to have one one day. I would never want anything larger than a barn owl. My ideal choice would be a saw whet owl. Compared to other birds, owls are a lot cleaner, quieter, and do not require the extensive enrichment efforts that parrots, corvids, and other birds might. Simple diet, too. The same as my snakes!

  6. godspirit profile image61
    godspiritposted 5 years ago

    no..because nobody should be behind the bars without any fault..

  7. Louise Lately profile image69
    Louise Latelyposted 5 years ago

    It is a beautiful animal that should not ever be forced to be locked up. It needs to be flying freely, spreading it's wings and choose where it wants to build its' nest. They are born predators that need to hunt - how can they do that in a cage?

 
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