Baby Owls Sleep Face Down Because Their Heads Are Too Heavy
#TuesdayThoughts: baby owls sleep like baby humans; a few hours at a time mostly during the day. Baby owls also show high levels of REM activity during sleep.
As they get older owls seem to dream less… pic.twitter.com/D0AZNZdCNI
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If you couldn’t imagine baby owls getting any cuter, it turns out that they can. Consider for a second—have you ever thought about how the creatures take a nap? We know that adult owls sleep upright, but the owlets can’t do that yet as their heads are too heavy. So until they get large enough to nap sitting up, the tiny birds have an alternate solution; they lie down on their stomachs and turn their heads to the side before drifting to dreamland.
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