Owl love you. [video]
I WANT TO HUG AN OWL
This is the cutest thing in the world.
I’ve seen some people complain about how the Owl is supposedly “not happy” or “warning the girl”. Those folks actually don’t know anything about birds, because birds including Owls communicate their unhappiness through Threat Displays. In other words, they puff their feathers out and make themselves look as larger and angry as possible.
I don’t know the term for it, but those “nibbles” are one way birds display affection. It’s a grooming behavior, and all kinds of birds do it. The parakeets I had as a child did it, and our Conure does it. He actually goes, “Kisses! Kisses!” when he wants us to get close so he can do it. You’ll also see wild birds, including Owls, do it with each other.
Owls are also a social species, and will often cuddle with each other. So in conclusion, Happy Owl is Happy and loves their little girl.
THAT OWL LOVES THAT KID
one day I will be able to reblog owl cuddles without thinking about shapeshifting fic. today is not that day.
One day I am gonna HUG AN OWL
I like how the girl puts her hands in a circle around the owl first, without touching, just showing intention, not immobilizing her like hugs to pets tend to… 10/10 respectful owl hugger