Here at AEF, our birds are practically family and we will stop at nothing to ensure that they are as healthy and happy as possible. So when our great horned owl, Owlice began having trouble with her eye, we vowed to take every possible action to help her remain comfortable and pain free. For those of you who are familiar with Owlice, you may remember that she struggled with cataracts in her left eye, and has lacked vision in that eye for the last 18 years. When the health of her eye deteriorated and it became clear that Owlice was uncomfortable, Owlice’s handlers and the University of Tennessee Veterinary staff decided it was time to remove the eye. Owlice underwent surgery about three weeks ago and is now thriving! The staff are pleased to report she has had no complications following her surgery and is feeling MUCH better. She may look a little odd now, but we expect most of her feathers will grow back within the next few months. We are forever thankful for the Veterinary team at UT for the excellent care that they provide to our birds. It takes a village!
Note: the hole you are seeing is actually Owlice’s ear - it will eventually be covered by feathers as they regrow.
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