Aside from cat, reptiles or goat cafes, Japan’s latest trend when it comes to having coffee in the company of one’s favorite bird are the owl cafes.
Owl cafes like Fukurou no Mise (“Owl Shop”) and Tori no Iru Cafe (“The Cafe with Birds”) started to become famous online in Japan last year and so far more owl cafes opened in Tokyo, such as Fukurou Sabou (“Owl Teahouse”) and Osaka – Owl Family.
While some of the cafes allow their customers to hold the birds while they are having their drinks, others have harsher rules when it comes to touching the owls. Some of the cafes include in their menus owl-themed snacks, the international press reports.
Although owls may be regarded by many people as being cute pets, experts warn that raising an owl inside the house might not be a good idea. “Our basic advice to those who may be considering keeping an owl as a pet is—Do Not,” said one U.K. owl sanctuary. The sanctuary added that owls are noisy, smelly, and warned that, they can be dangerous.
Aside from that, owls are nocturnal animals that have to be kept awake during the day for the customers.