It was pretty chilly this morning, so Abby decided to snuggle in close and fall asleep on me. 🖤
While the majority of raptors would not enjoy petting or interactions like this, Abby is an imprinted owl, and she benefits from physical interactions with her trainers. We are always very careful to only touch birds in ways that they are comfortable and not stressed. For Abby, as well as a few of our other birds, petting can be used as a reward.