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Re: Neglected Cygnet
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 17 October 2013
In Response To: Neglected Cygnet (Lisa)

Hi Lisa

The cygnet has angel wing also known as slipped or backward wing. This condition can be genetic but usually is caused because the cygnet received a very high protein diet which caused his growth to happen too quickly.

He will never be able to fly but will make a great pet for someone who has a small pond just as a farm or waterfowl area safely protected from predators and inclement weather. You might check with the Sylvan Waterfowl facility in Swan Neck NC or a waterfowl/wildlife rescue facility. Make sure that a rescue facility is a no kill facility as some of these facilities will kill the young bird rather than deal with trying to find it a good home.

If you cannot find it a home, please contact the administrator of this website with your phone number and we will try to help. The Regal Swan

Messages In This Thread

Neglected Cygnet -- Lisa -- 17 October 2013
Re: Neglected Cygnet -- The Regal Swan -- 17 October 2013