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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Information & Downloads

Barn Owls in captivity

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Aviary Design. This leaflet is guide for anyone wishing to accommodate permanently captive Barn Owls. It includes information on the design and construction of a suitable aviary.


Captive Barn Owls in Britain. This leaflet explains why the number of captive Barn Owls in Britain is so high, some of the resulting problems and the legal position.


Captive Breeding Control. This leaflet explains why captive Barn Owls should be prevented from breeding and how this can be achieved.


Feeding Barn Owls. This leaflet provides information on food for wild or captive Barn Owls. It explains what food to use, where to obtain it, dietary supplements and some safety and hygiene precautions.

The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026