Most birds cannot chew their food, and owls are no exception. Large owls feed on small mammals, birds and reptiles. They usually swallow their prey whole. Rather than digesting the bones, teeth, hair or feathers of its prey, the owl has a digestive system that compresses these parts into a tight pellet which the owl regurgitates. Owl pellets are typically found near places where owls perch, such as under trees and near barns.
Owl pellets are safe and easy for students of all ages to work with. Excellent for hands-on, enquiry-based learning, owl pellet dissection activities will excite and engage your students as they discover insights into raptor feeding habits, food webs and more.