Four Little Owl chicks which are being hand reared at The Scottish Owl Centre in Polkemmet Country Park, West Lothian. See CENTREPRESS story OWLS. This fluffy foursome are being hand-reared by staff at Scots bird centre while their parents are busy performing in a flying squad . The three-week-old Little Owl quadruplets are the latest arrivals at the Scottish Owl Centre in West Lothian and seem to be enjoying the attention from their team. Fed on a diet of mice and day-old chicks, the fab four appear healthy and active, with two of them expected to join their parents in the centre’s educational display team. Rod Angus, 53, who runs the centre with wife Niccy (corr), explained how raising them in captivity lets the birds get off to a flying start. He said: “Sometimes owls will kill their own offspring, so this way we offer a system of protection. “To be in the flying team, they need to be accustomed to being around human beings. “We raise them together with their parents because they learn that they are an owl with other owls but also that they do not have anything to be afraid of when around humans. “

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