Re: swan neutering
- What we do at our zoo is wait until the swan completes her laying and
switch her eggs with 4 dummies. You can pull them when she eithers
abandons them or pull them after the alloted incubation time ( I think
it is 35-40 days). By doing this, the swans won't re-clutch quickly.
--- In email@example.com, "Ashley" <dodger_bird@...> wrote:
> From everything I've ever heard, it's far too risky for the bird.
> Both the anesthesia and the operation itself. Since everything is
> internal, it's not nearly as easy as it is with mammals. What I would
> recommend, and seems to work best, is simply replacing all the eggs
> the female lays with dummies. It's cheap, easy, and you only have to
> do this once a day (if even). It's a quick extension of normal
> cleaning procedures.
> Good luck
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "glendahobbes" reisepiece@ wrote:
> > Hi all-
> > Has anyone ever heard of a zoo or private facility neutering their
> > swans to inhibit reproduction? I know there are other non-invasive
> > measures you could take, but I'm curious if this is a procedure ever
> > attempted.
> > Thanks!
> > Laura R.