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Owls That Sleep With Their Faces Down Are Just Entertaining

Baby Owls Sleeping with their faces down.

The baby owl sleeps face down due to the weight of its head.

You wouldn’t think baby owls could get cuter, but apparently, they can. Think for a moment-have you ever wondered how creatures get their sleep? Although adult owls sleep upright, the owlets who are too heavy in the head cannot do that yet. As long as the tiny birds cannot nap standing up, they lie on their stomachs and turn their heads to the side before drifting off to sleep.

While young owls are snoozing, their back toes, the hallux, hold onto the branch so they won’t fall out. Halluxes do not open until the bird bends its leg.

Owls have striking faces and can turn their heads 270 degrees. It is no surprise that this beautiful feathered species would capture our attention. Because of their sleeping habits, young owls have recently become trending topics on social media.

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These magnificent creatures sleep on their bellies because their heads are so heavy that they cannot sleep upright. It’s really adorable. This oddly adorable sight is not to be missed!

A gallery of baby owls sleeping in their natural habitat.

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