Breed: Western Screech Owl
Scientific Name: Megascops kennicottii
Chester was captive bred and needed a home. She is a cheeky chap who loves attention. She is approximately 4 years old and came to us at just 6 weeks of age. In his aviary she has a toy dinosaur and she takes it everywhere with her! It can be a bit of a challenge getting Chester out of bed and she likes to do as little as possible!
The Western Screech Owl
The western screech owl is a small and stocky owl native to North and Central America, closely related to the European scops. They have somewhat square heads, almost no neck, and conspicuous ear tufts. The tail is short. Screech-Owls can be found in a variety of different habitats including deserts, all types of forests and wooded areas, shrublands, orchards, and suburbs. They are found more frequently at lower elevations.