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Can owls vomit

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Owls swallow much of their prey whole, including indigestible parts like bones, hair, and feathers. Their digestive systems remove the nutrients from these materials, and then the waste is squeezed into small balls that are easily regurgitated. This is much safer and more efficient than if all the indigestible material, including sharp bones, had to pass through their intestines.

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They spit it up because when they eat the animal, people and animals don't eat the skeletons. Animals don't have thumbs but gorillas and monkeys do. Owls cant take off the fur with their wings. So they digest it and the fur and skeletons are together which makes an owl pellet

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Owls eat all of their prey by tearing it apart with their beaks and talons. After digesting the tissue, the indigestible parts (primarily hair and bones) are formed into "pellets" by the action of their stomachs. These are regurgitated to allow room in their stomachs for more food.

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Owls cough up pellets because they eat their prey whole, with bones, fur, and all. They can't digest the bones and fur so they cough it back up.

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Owls bring up something called owl pellets, filled with bones and stuff they ate. In falconry, it's called a 'casting'.

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Yes they can! Owls bring up something called owl "pellets", filled with bones and stuff they ate. In falconry, it's called a 'casting'.

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every time they eat!!:)

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so they can stay skinny #anorexicbitches

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