Name

Sirus

Breed

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Scientific name

Bubo bubo

About my breed

The Eurasian eagle-owl is a species of eagle-owl that resides in much of Eurasia. It is also called the European eagle-owl and in Europe, it is occasionally abbreviated to just eagle-owl. The Eurasian eagle-owl is considered to be one of the largest owls in the world, with a wingspan of nearly two metres. It is a very large, heavy owl with prominent ear-tufts, and powerful feathered talons.

About me

Sirus has a very sad background. He originally started life in the wild and had a loving partner who was cruelly shot dead. He was found by a passer-by, pining, starving, and was clearly in distress. The Scottish RSPCA took him but imprinted him meaning he could no longer survive in the wild. He was then passed from owner to owner. The last owner was moving home and could not take him so contacted us. Since then, Sirus understandably has been rather nervous and struggles to trust people, so much so that we do not take him out to show the public. We instead spend one-on-one time with him in the comfort of his aviary. Sirus trusts us but it has taken him a long time.