Sage is a male Great Horned Owl who was bought at a young age. He has been abused and as a result is very wary of men and can be very cantankerous. With a lot of love, attention and handling, Sage is becoming much more docile.
About Great Horned Owls
Great Horned Owls are found throughout North America and South America. They have adapted to many different climates and habitats including dense forests, deserts and plains and city parks amongst others.
Although, the Great Horned Owl is powerful enough to hunt quarry two or three times heavier than itself, rabbits and hares are it’s preferred prey. They will also prey on mammals including armadillos, porcupines, skunks and raccoons, all species of native bird (excluding the Snowy Owl), reptiles, amphibians and fish. They have also been known to feed on domestic cats and dogs.
The Great Horned Owl will nest in tree holes, stumps, caves, or more typically in the abandoned nests of other birds. Pairs are generally monogamous and lay clutches of between one and five eggs. Unusually for owls, both the male and female incubate, although the male also hunts for food.