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Owl Cafe  

Owl Cafe

Yes, that's a real live owl on her shoulder
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July 17th 2017
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17th July 2017

That poor owl!
I love cats, but I seriously don't like cat cafes. I don't mind the ones that help to rehome cats, but I just can't get past the hygiene issues. I've heard of rat and guinea pig cafes too - I don't understand how food standard authorities allow them to operate...
18th July 2017

I'm with you
I also cringe a little at the hygiene issue as well. My understanding is that the owl cafes do not serve food, just drinks, so that helps a little. I've been told that the owls here were all born in captivity and hand raised, so I guess it's not much different than keeping a parakeet.

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