Would You Get Your Child a Pet Owl?

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A "celebrity" owl poses at the premiere of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of GaHoole." Credit: ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

There's a new craze in India: Owls.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series, many parents in India are giving their children owls, according to published reports. The birds are obtained illegally, and some are sacrificed and used for medicinal purposes.

In Rowling's books, owls are used as messengers. Harry Potter's owl is named Hedwig.

Would you get your child a pet owl?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.