Baby Owls Sleep Face Down Because Their Heads Are Too Heavy

Have you ever seen or imagined how baby owls sleep? Well, it’s surely way cuter than what you thought! Usually, the grownups maintain an upright posture while napping. However, due to the heavy weight of their heads, baby owls sleep while facing downwards. The majority of the baby owls lay on their bellies while napping, and turn their heads to one side. Watching them nap is indeed an adorable sight.

Owls usually sleep on branches. Thanks to the presence of their hallux, little baby owls can maintain good balance on the branch, without falling down. The hallux of tiny owls remains still till their legs are closed.


Baby Owls Sleep Face Down

Baby Owls Sleep Face Down

Baby Owls Sleep Face Down

Baby Owls Sleep Face Down


Baby Owls Sleep Face Down


Baby Owls Sleep Face Down

A journalist named Mark Rees displayed a keen interest in how owls sleep. For this reason, he shared a picture of an owl that was napping like a human being. In the photo, the endearing creature was lying on its belly. This super-cute pic quickly went viral on Twitter.

juvenile snow owls sometimes sleep face down

Along with this, you will be able to witness some more heartwarming pics of tiny baby owls. These little creatures are napping in a way very similar to human infants.



baby owls sleeping
Source – Sharon


baby owls sleeping
Source – Fan Song Photography

Sharing these serotonin-booster images on Twitter, Rees wrote: “I’ve just discovered that baby owls sleep face down like THIS because their heads are too heavy. Also, I don’t think I’ve seen owl legs before….”

Mika McKinnon confirmed what Rees said, and added that both baby owls and human toddlers are ‘Champions of the Awkward Nap’.


baby owls sleeping
Source – B A Bowen Photography


baby owls sleeping
Source – Mark Stonich


baby owls sleeping
Source – Martin Passchier

These baby owls do not sleep for long. Even when they wake up, they still look like adorable human toddlers!

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