Here are some of the smallest owls that you can keep as pets:
The Elf Owl is a tiny species of owl and is the smallest owl in the world. It’s native to Central and South America, and has been introduced to Hawaii. The Elf Owl is usually found in rainforests at low elevations, where it hunts insects and small vertebrates.
The Pygmy Owl is a very small owl native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. It hunts insects, rodents, reptiles and amphibians at night from perches on trees or from the ground.
The Pygmy Scops-Owl is a small species of owl found in Africa. It has brown plumage with white spots on its back; it also has yellow eyes with orange irises.
The Little Owl is also known as Athene noctua (the name given by Linnaeus in 1758), Strix noctua (the old scientific name for this bird) or Uroglaux dimorpha (its genus). The Little Owl is one of our most common garden birds but it was thought extinct until it was rediscovered in 1951 near Wareham in Dorset!
The smallest owl in the world is the elf owl. It measures only 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide. The elf owl is native to Central America and South America and is found in lowland rainforests.
Small Breeds Of Owls
The next smallest owl species is the pygmy owl, which also comes from Central America and South America. It can grow to be as large as 10 inches long with a wingspan of up to 17 inches long.
The tawny owl is another small owl species that can grow up to 15 inches long with a wingspan of around 27 inches long. The tawny owl is found in northern Europe, Russia, Asia and North Africa.
The great grey owl is another small owl species that can grow up to 19 inches long with a wingspan of about 4 feet across its body (or about 5 feet across when it’s spread out). The great grey owl lives in Canada and Scandinavia where it hunts for rodents, fish, birds and insects during the day or night time hours depending on its prey’s habits or habitat preferences
The smallest owl in the world is the elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) of central and southern Mexico. It measures only about 4 inches long, with a wingspan of 12 to 16 inches.
Other small owls include pygmy owls (Glaucidium spp.), which reach about 5 inches long; the screech owl (Otus asio); and the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), which is also known as the “desert owl.”
The barn owl (Tyto alba) is not very big either, but it is bigger than most other owls — measuring 14 to 19 inches long with a wingspan of 31 to 39 inches.
The tawny owl is a small, stocky owl that can be found across most of the northern hemisphere. It is often called the “tawny” owl, especially in North America. The scientific name is Strix aluco.
The tawny owl is about 14 inches long and has yellow eyes and a large head with mottled brown plumage. The female is slightly darker than the male, but otherwise they look very similar.
The voice of this owl is very distinctive and can be heard from a distance as it calls “tu-whit, tu-whoo”. Its call has been described as both haunting and beautiful at the same time. The tawny owl also makes other sounds such as hissing, clucking and buzzing sounds like those made by bees or cicadas which seem to be used for communication between birds of their own species or as alarm calls when they see danger approaching them.
The barn owl is a medium-sized, brown owl that is native to the United States. It has big yellow eyes and a large head with short ear tufts. The barn owl can be found in many habitats, including forests, mountains and grasslands.
Barn owls eat small mammals such as mice and voles, insects and other birds. They hunt at night or dusk when they are less likely to be seen by predators like hawks, eagles and cats. When hunting for prey, the barn owl flies slowly through dense cover to flush its prey out into open areas where it can swoop down on it with its large feet and talons.
The burrowing owl is an American species of bird that lives in underground burrows throughout the U.S., Mexico and Central America. It hunts by sitting on top of its burrow entrance at night while listening for prey moving above ground. When it hears something moving nearby, it pops its head out of its burrow to spot what’s going on outside before diving back into its den to grab dinner!
The burrowing owl eats mostly small mammals like mice, rats and voles but will also eat insects such as crickets if they’re available nearby during the day time when other prey isn’t available for hunting