What do owls like to eat?

Created about 2 years ago by Richard Marpole with 8 comments
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Pic Daniel Poort · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 1 like
Souls.  Owls eat souls.  Or maybe that is the bourbon talking.  Either way, order Manifesto: A Tale of Murder.
C84a9735 G. A. Finocchiaro · Author · added about 2 years ago
Owls will even go after chickens. 
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added about 2 years ago
Rats, rodents, small birds, and I think they also eat lizards.
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 1 like
I know owls don’t normally eat them, but you could have the main character bring him fish. 
The idea could be that Owls love the fatty fish meat’s taste but hate to get wet. It wold be something special because in the dark an owl wouldn’t be able to see the fish for hunting either. The closest they would normally get would be eating scraps left by a bear. So bringing them fresh fish would be a unique treat for them.
Profile picture 2016 Richard Marpole · Author · added about 2 years ago
I may never forgive owlkind for attacking cats!

But never mind. My main character, Inari, is looking for a quick fix at this point so she’d be wanting to buy something rather than hunting down rats or small birds in London. I have learned from the internet that owls need to eat whole animals to stay healthy though. Which is not to say that they might not enjoy some ’junk food’ if offered it. So I’m thinking she’d just buy the smallest game birds she could find in a large supermarket or at a butchers. A large or specialised pet shop would sell dead rodents for feeding to predatory pets of course but I haven’t worked out the time frame yet. There are 24 hour spermarkets but I doubt even London has pet shops that open at 3 am in the morning.

Though that would make for a good line - An old man who lives above his pet shop is awakened in the middle of the night by frantic hammerings at his front door. He stumbles downstairs, bleary eyed and a little scared. When he opens the door he is confronted by Inari, wild eyed and waving a fistful of notes at him.

"Quickly." She says.  "I need as many dead rats or mice as you can sell me, it’s for a friend ..."
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 1 like
Owls will eat anything from small cats,  moles, lizards and even small birds if I remember correctly. 
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 2 likes
Owls eat small rodents, so I’d bring some mice.
Profile picture 2016 Richard Marpole · Author · added about 2 years ago
So the latest question that writing A Day in the Lies of Inari Meiwaku has thrown up is - When visiting a half-feral demi-human predator; what do you bring as a treat for his pack of urbanised owls?