Owl Pellet 1 Pack + Tools + Charts (Ships to Student)

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Available in 3 sizes: 

Economy or Small (1.0" - 1.49")

Standard or Medium (1.5" - 2.49")

Premium or Large (2.5"+)

Make size and quantity selection above. Includes dissection paddle picks, forceps, charts, and free Habitat, Habits, & Prey eGuideRule of thumb: the larger the pellet, the more abundant and potentially diverse the prey.

Need an owl pellet for your student or for distance learning? Available in three sizes, the 1-Pack has everything a student needs -- includes shipping when not combined with other products! This is a real bargain that includes a barn owl pellet, dissection probe, forceps, a super informative fold-out with charts, including How An Owl Pellet is Formed.

Note: This item can be ordered in quantities and email the list of recipients to info@obdk.com in .csv format to include Name, Address, City, State, Zip. The ordering person will receive the email notifications. 

 

What’s the difference between pellets from the Northwest and the Southwest United States? In general, as over 80% of the barn owl diet is voles. Each season greatly impacts the diet of all animals.

For barn owls, Winter narrows the available prey to primarily rodents and birds. This time of year presents the least variety of prey content.

As Spring unfolds, the animal kingdom follows suit with budding flowers and plant life and produces an abundance of smaller mammals, insects, and rodent populations are booming. During that time of year, we will find fascinating and colorful exoskeletons of a variety of beetles, grasshoppers, ladybugs, and other insects in owl pellets.

This continues through the Summer months. Pellets gathered in the Summer months from all regions are probably the most diverse by our observation. As Spring-born mammals gain size, they become more common prey to other predators such as coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and raptors like the hawk and horned owl.

By Fall, many rivers and creek beds dry up in the Southwest and add crawfish to the diet of a barn owl. The owl has also been known to order up a fresh entree of snake, lizard, and even frogs — any night-active reptile is fair game.