Fit leather anklets with the shiny surface touching the birds leg and the suede side facing out. This is far more comfortable for the bird.
A tip that has been passed onto me is to use Aylmeri Anklets with Owls, due to the fact they love to soak there feet in water at every given opportunity, this obviously gets Leather wet, which then can shrink as it dries out. This is a big problem with a fixed eyelet Anklet .
Note in the Diagram to left the suede finish outside. A small cable tie may be used to secure the anklet through the eyelets but NEVER to the birds leg