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Grounded Swift

This video is just an example of what you as a expert can do in your area/region/country in order to explain to the public what to do if they encounter an injured animal and how they can contact you. We have the social networking to help save as many casualties as we can. We always recommend that any bird found on the ground has to be placed in an expert's hands. We should never take decisions without full knowledge which could jeopardize its survival. The experts will evaluate its condition and follow the established protocols in order to return it back to nature.This video is an exampleThis video provides a few brief recommendations on how to keep a bird casualty for a few hours until it reaches expert hands.If you find a grounded SwiftWildlife casualties are usually found by public. Their welfare depends on general awareness of the correct action to be taken when we find a wild animal in need of assistance. The correct action and where to seek further information and assistance is essential.Wild casualties require specialized treatment and really specific diets to help them recover from injuries or to be hand-reared to develop into healthy adults. If we are indeed in recover those wild casualties, the success depends on a professional knowledge on rehabilitation as on the biology of the species.A casualty may present a challenging range of clinical problems, from handling, housing or feeding to those of diagnose and treatment. Rehabilitation should be left on professionals hands, so do not attempt to care for or hand-rear wildlife yourself. In addition wildlife is often protected by special laws that make it illegal to possess a wild animal.Up to the country where we live or we found a wildlife casualty, professional wildlife rehabilitation may be on hands of rehabilitation centres run by the government, by NGOs, by charities, by licenced privates or by all of them.MAINTENANCE AND TRANSPORTATIONWhen a swift is found on the ground, almost always there is a cause related that requires professional intervention.Even though, some adults or fledglings may land on the ground accidentally because a bad manoeuvre due to a complex situation of the nest, a strong gust of wind, etc. A healthy swift may take off from ground if enough leeway.NEVER launch a swift into the air to help it fly! A fall could cause irreparable damage to the bird.Even though we may presume that the bird is perfectly fine because is an active adult or a grown up fledgling. In that case it worth trying placing the bird on the palm of our hand and if the bird is fine it will take off without hesitation. Please assure you do so in an open, secure and ground level area. If you have the minimum concern, let the professionals decide.The time until the swift reaches a rehabilitation centre or a carer may be critical and it is a matter of importance to keep the bird controlled and if possible provide the first aids.BOX: Place the bird in small dark box (shoes type) with air holes and non-slip floor. Absorbent kitchen paper or a towel make the place more comfortable and avoid feather dirtiness with excrements.NEVER in a bird-cage as the bars may damage the feathers.Controlled HEAT: KEEP THE BIRD WARM. The bird can be hypothermic (cold body) thus the box should be kept near a heat focus, like a reptile heat mat below the box, leaving a temperature gradient or a hot water bag or bottle securely apart from the bird. Do not place the box on the sun.Controlled HIDRATION: Most cases birds show some level of dehydration which could be mild or extreme. Provide some drops of water (sugar water or isotonic drink) round its beak with some cloth or cotton, every few hours until the bird is transported to a professional career. Do NOT provide any liquid or food if the bird is shocked or convulsive. Be careful when providing the water (always just drops on the beak commissure. A wrong administration may reach the respiratory tract causing pneumonia and even death.FOOD: If the bird will be transported shortly do not provide any food – Water or sugary water will maintain the bird for some hours. On the opposite, providing adequate food could be convenient. Even though, do not provide any food even the chick is begging until is not over the hypodermic condition (having a warm body). In most pet-shops insects for reptiles can be found or catching them on the field (Crickets, mealworms, flies, spiders, grasshoppers, silk warms). DO NOT PROVIDE ANY OTHER TYPE OF FOOD, YOU CAN JEOPARDIZE THE BIRD SURVIVAL.YOU CAN CONTACT US IN CASE YOU DO NOT KNOW A PROFESSIONAL OR REHABILITATION CENTRE THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF THE CASUALTITY

Gepostet von Falciot Vencejo Swift Rehabilitation am Samstag, 2. Mai 2020