Meet Bertie, the owl who is afraid of going outside… and he loves nothing more than helping his owner make a cup of tea!
Bertie, the three-year-old tawny owl that is agoraphobic. He shares a farmhouse with his owner Peter Middleton, and after his daily bath likes to dry his feathers by sitting on top of the aga. When he isn’t welcoming guests with a hoot or preening them on the sofa, he’s hard at work letter shredding in the office. Mr Middleton said the domesticated owl, which he adopted after it was left abandoned on the ground, hates the outdoors. He said: “He just doesn’t like going outside, I think it is agoraphobic. He’s not used it and he’s very comfortable in the house.”
Via Daily Mail
oh my god people, stop posting adorable fluffy pictures of bolshie little predators. my cats do enough damage to my person and my home, I’ve lived with large pet birds before and they’re loud, messy and aggravating at another whole level and that’s relatively domesticated ones like many-generations-captive-raised parrots, not a bird of prey that’s not even remotely adapted for living with people. the last thing I need is a goddamn owl. The VERY last thing.
goddammit i wanna owl.
I’m an owl. hangin’ out. No biggie.