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    Snowy Owl Guide

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Snowy owls are a striking variety of bird that are white with yellow eyes. Their exceptional eyesight and hearing makes them great hunters. See the following guide to learn more about the snowy owl.

    %%AFC-ADVERT%% Appearance
    The snowy owl is a large bird, measuring an average of 50-70cm in length. Their bodies are white with a round head that has tufts. They have black bills and yellow eyes when breeding. Young snowy owls and females are darker than the males and have more marks.

    Diet
    In the wild snowy owls are diurnal, which means they hunt in the daytime as well as at night. This is the only owl breed to do this, as all the other stick to night time hunting. They are carnivorous birds and like eating small rodents, rabbits, fish and other birds.

    Reproduction
    Female snowy owls can lay between 3 and 11 eggs at a time. This happens once a year, and the number of eggs laid depends on how much food the owl has had. 

    As pets
    The snowy owl can be kept as a pet bird, but it is important to be aware that these are not the easiest birds to tame and keep. They take very specific care and knowledge.

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