Mrs. Hamby's ecology class completed their first lab today, an owl pellet dissection. An owl pellet dissection lab is a memorable (and fun!) way to learn about the eating habits of birds of prey birds such as owls and correlate that with food webs in the classroom. What are owl pellets? They are the regurgitated remains of an owl’s meal, including all the bones of the animals it ate (usually small rodents). Owls usually swallow their food whole, digest the edible parts, and then expel the indigestible parts through their mouth as a pellet.