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20171005-Eastern Screech Owl

Admission Date
Rescue Location
Cause of Admission
Left eye rupture, neurological symptoms

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.