Baby animals should always take their time in the nest and stay close to their mothers. The early stages of development should be devoted to nurturing the babies and teaching them how to survive in their environment. Some baby animals require parental care to survive, but others prefer to grow alone. Those animals, on the other hand, will strive to learn how to walk, hunt, and socialize on their own. It will be difficult for birds to let their wings fly free—parental guidance is still required.
As a result, returning a baby bird to its nest is critical if it is still nearby. The man from Kentucky exemplified what should be done when baby birds leave the nest. According to Grant, the baby owls were separated from their mother after the tree in which they live was cut down by tree cutters. The baby-barred owls were all alive and well beneath a piece of wood. Grant can still assist the baby owls in returning to their mother.
“We had to put the babies back to the mom. She was actually up in the tree above them, watching over them,” Grant explained. “The mom could not get them, so we decided to make a little nest and find a good spot where mom was.”
The kind-hearted man filled a crate box with twigs to use as a nest. He carefully picked up the baby owls and placed them inside their newly constructed home. Grant attempted to return them home by climbing a 25-foot-tall tree.
Grant’s wife assisted him in hoisting the owls using a rope and a carrier. The nest and the baby owls were successfully relocated to a safe location in a tree by the couple. The owl chicks appeared to enjoy their new nest in the video shared by The Dodo. Grant made them look extremely comfortable. The mother and father owl flew to the nest as soon as Grant finished his mission. Barred owl chicks must live with their parents for about four months, and they care for their young for a longer period of time than most owls. When a young barred owl becomes independent, it will usually settle 10 kilometers away from its first nest.
Grant posted updates on the baby owls’ situation on their TikTok account, which goes by the username nurture2nature. Two weeks later, Grant received word from the homeowner that only two owls remained in the nest. Grant climbed the tree again, this time out of concern, only to be greeted by an adorable surprise. The three barred owls are apparently still alive. They have all grown well and have beautiful feathers. Grant’s crater was almost too small for the three of them.
“It’s perfect. This is exactly what they’re supposed to be doing. It’s really cool to see that they grew up,” Grant said.
He and his wife, Kristin, have dedicated their lives to animal care. They are involved with the Nurture to Nature Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro, Kentucky.