They Make An Odd Couple, But This Owl And Cat Have A Surprisingly Sweet Relationship
These two look like naturals together and so friendly, too. While this cute video makes owls look adorable, they actually don't make great pets. Unlike other large birds, owls cannot be kept inside a cage. Instead, they must be tethered to a special leash that's been anchored to a large perch. Also, they are usually highly antisocial with other birds, so they won't fit into your flock, if you already own birds. This lack of flock mentality also means they tend to be aggressive to anyone other than their own primary caregiver. Legally, there are also some major roadblocks. In most parts of the world, it is illegal to keep an owl as a pet. People found with an illegal owl can be hit with some hefty fines and have the owl removed.