National Science Teachers Association Convention 2001

By: Marshall Brain

Owl Pellets

There were live owls at the show... well as a rather odd byproduct of owls called owl pellets. Owls regurgitate the pellets as a way of eliminating undigested bones, etc. from the mice and other animals they eat.


Students take owl pellets apart in biology class to learn about the life of owls. For more information, see