Sunday, May 26, 2013
The owlets, at about 10 weeks of age, are at a stage similar to human toddlers...they're into everything, exploring every aspect of their environment. They are working on depth perception, eye-foot coordination, flying, carrying things, and more.
To help with their development, I've added a variety of toys for their enrichment, and they have been using ALL of them! In the first part of this video an owlet drags a stuffed bear onto the floor and drags it a bit. The Patrick (I think) makes a big haul: he got the large piece of purple fabric untied from the hatch perch in the flight pen and hauled it over to the nest!
Not to be so easily satisfied, after a rest he went and got the giggle ball from the floor and hauled it up to the nest platform too.
I have now added an empty box to the breeding pen, so I'm curious to see what they'll do with it. Alice loves to check out boxes and tight spaces.