10052017 Eastern Screech Owl

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
TBD
Admission Date: 
10/05/2017
Cause of Admission: 
Left eye rupture, neurological symptoms
UPDATE: 03/25/2018 - This bird has a new home at the Talon Trust in Evansville, Indiana! We wish her well at her new home as she helps to educate the public!

10/05/2017
Initial exam by our avian veterinarian: This beautiful red-phase eastern screech owl presented very quiet and not very alert.  He suffered head injury and an eye injury.  He had some neurologic symptoms - a slow twitch to his head.  His left eye was hit so hard the globe ruptured.  He is non-releasable.  Fortunately we will probably be able to find him a permanent home if he lives.

10/16/207
This little guy is a fighter!  He is eating well and had no further neurological problems.  Unfortunately he is blind in the left eye.  We will try soon to place him in an approved facility.

12/07/2017
This little guy is doing well on the glove.  We are hopeful we will find an approved facility that needs him!

01/04/2018
This non-releasable bird had found a home, but now is experiencing some health problems.  She is currently in ICU undergoing treatment. Her prognosis is still good to be able to go to her new home!

02/17/2018
This screech owl came to ICU because she wasn't eating.  Over the course of a month, she slowly starting eating on her own again.  This bird is non-releasable due to not having her left eye, making her blind on her left side.  As a result of this, she is currently being trained as a education bird and will be sent to another facility after her training.  She is doing great now.  She is eating on her own and continues with her glove training.

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