The owl is regarded as a wise creature in a variety of mythologies. Its most famous designation as a wise creature in Western culture comes from Aesop's Fables. More »

White owls symbolize both wisdom and darkness. The Celtic people believed that the owl was a sacred animal. More »

The owl is an object of rich symbolism in many cultures, ranging from wisdom, to luck, to death. One can make a permanent and powerful statement by acquiring this mysterious bird as a tattoo. More »

It is illegal to purchase or sell an owl in the United States. In countries where it is legal, owning an owl is a challenge that requires a great deal of research and commitment. Most sources, such as International Owl C... More »

The snowy owl is a protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, so a person cannot legally purchase or own one in the United States. However, in some instances, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may allow a li... More »

An owl has a large head, often topped with ear tufts or display feathers, and a flat face, called a facial disc. Because they are birds of prey, owls have sharp claws and beaks that curve downward, enabling them to effec... More »

Owl pellets are compact wads of fur, feathers, bones and other indigestible animal parts formed within the owl's gizzard. Owls generally eat their prey whole. They cannot chew, so they cannot avoid or mechanically proces... More »