There are many comforts that we may have in life but one I’m sure most of us appreciate is relaxing in a warm bath. It doesn’t matter if it is a bubble bath in our own tub or relaxing in a supersized tub on vacation, it’s always a special treat.
It seems as if humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy baths. That is obvious when you see the owl in the following video. He got a bath after he was taken to a Sydney veterinary emergency hospital.
Ornella Jebrail is the 28-year-old registered veterinary technician who helped the little bird. She said, according to LadBible, that the owl was found with oil burns and was also stuck in a rat trap.
According to Ornella, they weren’t sure if the skin reaction was from the glue on the trap or if they were from something else.
A raptor specialist veterinarian suggested the warm bath after the injuries were assessed. Fortunately, they didn’t find any additional injuries and gave the owl some pain relief using flamazine cream on his skin.
Ornella added that the bird was collected by a wildlife carer and taken to a raptor specialist. The burns will be treated and after he gets the healing he needs, he will be released into the wild.
They are hoping that the bird has not lost his ability to fly. Unlike another owl that was recently found in a UK ditch, some specific TLC was needed. The other bird couldn’t fly because he was too heavy so all he needed was diet and exercise.
According to veterinary staff, the bird was “extremely obese” and needed to lose up to 30g so it could fly effectively. BBC said that the 245g total weight doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s one third heavier than what these owls typically weigh.
The sanctuary wrote on Facebook: “This is extremely unusual for wild birds to get into this condition naturally, so we needed to investigate some obvious scenarios – the first being that she was possibly an escaped aviary bird.”
They were also sorry to report that there was no chip or rings to identify the bird, and some testing did lead them to believe she truly is a wild bird and naturally suffering from obesity.
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