Barred owls feed on a wide variety of prey, including rodents, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, birds, small fish, turtles, frogs, snakes, lizards, crayfish, scorpions, and insects! A barred owl will dive on prey from a perch.
Their only natural enemy is the larger great horned owl.
Houston, our barred owl is a male. He lived in Texas and injured his wing in early 1998. After a short time at the Houston Zoo, he came to live here in 1999.