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ADULT BIRD > REHABILITATORS > Game Birds

 

Read the REHABILITATORS section of ADULT BIRD first
Extra species specific information for long term husbandry below


HUSBANDRY
RELEASE


HUSBANDRY

  • Housing

Keep in large darkened cage to reduce stress
When recovered and no longer receiving treatment they should be moved to a secluded outdoor aviary for exercise and to acclimatise to the weather before release

row of aviaries
 
© Becki Lawson
  • Handling

Extremely sensitive to stress, often sedation needed to examine or treat
Handle in darkened room
Pheasants strong birds, hold firmly round the shoulders to prevent wings flapping

Care – male pheasants have sharp spurs; restrain legs

 


RELEASE

Read ADULT BIRD Release section first

Species specific considerations
Avoid game shooting areas!
Fields or woods

Release MUST be after a minimum of 28 days after finishing medication, in case of human consumption!

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