The poor owls. They now sleep at night, eat processed mice and have to get petted by strangers. Put yourself in those owls' shoes. Would you like for that to be your life? Also, you wouldn't even get special treats or anything. People, owls are supposed to be wild animals, not some domesticated pet that will be cooped for eternity. In fact, the United States does not allow private individuals to keep native owls as pets, but may only be possessed by trained, licensed people while being rehabilitated, as foster parents in a rehabilitation facility, as part of a breeding program, for educational purposes.