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Sky Hunters currently houses 6 raptors of various species, sizes and ages. Daily nutrition for these creatures can be tricky and expensive. Currently there is a red tailed hawk, who weighs 4 pounds, and has a wing span of 4 feet. He eats 4 mice a day. Another resident is a beautiful barn owl, who eats 2 mice each day.A Great Horned owl and a Harris Hawk each eat 3 mice a day. The Screech owl and American Kestrol give their keepers a bit of a break. They only eat 1 mouse a day.

The raptors that are brought in for temporary rehabilitation will be nourished, cared for, exercised and eventually released back to the wild. These rehab raptors are not given names because they will soon be released to the wild again. Although keepers may grow fond of these birds, they are never to be considered pets.

Recently, two rehab raptors, too handicapped to return to the wild, were successfully placed in outside educational facilities. One was a Great Horned owl that was shot by a boy with a bee-bee gun at Chollas Lake. The other was an American Kestrol that had been kept illegally by a senior citizen.