Location of Rescue: Marshalltown, Iowa
Cause of Admission / Condition: Displaced, out of the nest
Patient Status: Current Patient
A concerned citizen found a young screech owl on the ground and made contact with SOAR.
Deb, a SOAR volunteer rescuer and transporter was able to pick up this youngster for transport to SOAR. This grey hatchling screech owl has a broken right tibiotarsus. The bones are aligned well and the owl is not putting weight on the right leg.
12 June 2018
This young owl is now eating cut-up food on its own! The wrap on the leg stayed on just a few days. Very young birds are challenging because they grow quickly and can't have a firm wrap on for too long.