SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Use oils to prevent rodents

Two Spotted Eagle owls recently hatched in the owl house which the Owl Rescue Centre installed for them. The Owl Rescue Center wants to urge residents not to make use of rat poisons.
 "We realise we need to come up with alternatives to poison in order to convince the public not to use poison.

  • Useful and inexpensive tip is to use peppermint and spearmint oils to eliminate rodents. "Put a few drops of the essential oil (either peppermint or spearmint) onto cotton balls and leave them in your cupboards. 
  •  Another idea is to plant mint outside your home, it grows quickly and will prevent rodents