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 heavyweight 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.
— ふくろう (@fs_harajuku) October 18, 2015
— こてパパ (@6qx7OUMoWHSZ1Sd) June 16, 2020
I finally had the chance to fact-check this and I think it’s true?
Which is all kinds of amazing because TIL human toddlers & teenage owls are both champions of the Awkward Nap. https://t.co/uZbcuMDeyL
— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) June 3, 2019
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.
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.
— 鳥のいるカフェ谷中本店 (@toricaferoppong) June 19, 2020
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’.
These baby owls do not sleep for long. Even when they wake up, they still look like adorable human toddlers!