This barred owl chick, the first to leave the nest at approximately 4 or 5 weeks of age, is found 'branching' on the forest floor. In this video, it regurgitates two pellets. This is a good visual reminder that owl pellets are owl "puke" not owl "poop."
Jessi and Squeaks want to learn about what (and how) owls eat! Time to experiment! Video showing owl what owl pellets are, what you can find in them, and how you can identify the bones. Great resource for younger kids.
Owls eat their food whole and then digest only the muscles, tendons, fat, skin, and internal organs. For the stuff they can't digest such as teeth, skulls, claws, fur and feathers, the owl's gizzard compacts it into a tight pellet that the owl regurgitates. The regurgitated pellets are known as owl pellets.