Baby Owls Nap Facing Downwards Because Their Heads Are Too Heavy

Did you know that even newborn owls have the potential to be cuter than we anticipate? Have you ever witnessed their sleeping habits, or have you only imagined them? Adults often take their naps upright, but because of their hefty heads, children do not. However, they will continue to sleep until they are elderly. As a result, the majority of owl chicks doze off while tipping their heads to one side.

A branch serves as their typical sleeping location. Due to their hallux, the little owls do not fall over while they are in this position. The little owls' hallux stays motionless until they fold their diminutive legs. Mark Rees, a journalist, was particularly interested in learning how owls slept. As a result, he shared a picture of an owl dozing off much like a person. The picture of it on its tummy quickly gained popularity on Twitter. You will be able to view more images of the adorable baby owls snoozing like babies in humans.

All newborns have heads that are too big for their bodies, but since young owls are so hefty, they must sleep on their faces. Because it has a somewhat "go home owl, you're drunk" vibe, the picture originally appeared online as a meme. Although the validity of the source was first questioned, further images of baby owls sleeping have since appeared, proving it to be accurate, which makes it all the more astonishing. In essence, adult owls sleep standing up since they are fully grown, while baby owls struggle to support the weight of their heads and must lie down, according to IFL Science. To support the hypothesis, one Twitter user posted some images.

Another Twitter user corroborated it, writing: I've been looking for the original photographer for this picture, but no success. It is definitely a bird in captivity. In any case, yes, nesting young owls do sleep or relax when lying down. Their bodies can't support the weight of their heads. Here are a few saw-whets from my doctoral study. Please share this post on Facebook with your loved ones and friends if you enjoyed it.
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