Baby Huey, my great horned owl who came to me the size of a cantaloupe with a bunch of fuzz, is now the size of a watermelon. He has been discovering parts of his body. His wings now have a three feet wing span. When he is fully grown their span will be three and a half to four feet wide. He is beginning to flap them. They have a waxy substance on them that flies like dandruff when he moves them. The other day he played leap frog and found that by flapping his wings he could move a foot rather than six inches. The waxy substance was flying.
He is fascinated by his feet. A couple days ago he stepped on himself, looked down at his feet, and seemed to wonder what those were. More importantly he was perplexed that he couldn’t move. Like a good Mom, I did not intervene but watched him figure out how to untangle his feet, which was just a hoot. Right now, every day is an adventure with him. He is my buddy and loves to be with me. I love watching him grow and learn.