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Swans – Fun Facts, Legends and Lore

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Cygnus Northern Cross Map

POND Management

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POND Management

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Pond Duckweed

Swan Death Necropsy

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Swan Death Necropsy

Swan Death

Swans Disease and Parasites

Cattle Louse

SWAN Tongue Color-Anemia Guide

Swans Treating for Lice

SWAN Open Mouth

OH NO – Swans Bumble Foot Sores

Swan Bumble Foot Sore

Healthy Webbed Swan Foot

Healthy Webbed Swan Foot

Feeding Swans in the Winter 

NO Two Ponds or Water Environments will Experience the Same Conditions in the Winter Months.
You may need to become Creative to Ensure Your Swans are Getting Enough to Eat. 

Winter Swan Care

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Swans like all Birds and Animals need Food to Live.

During the Cold Winter Months Swans need Supplemental
Grains – Pellet Poultry Feeds – Vegetables.

Your Captive Swans are Pets – They Depend on You.

Winter Swan Care

Trying to Rescue and Move a Swans in Frigid Temperature, when Ice is on their Water Environment.. Lake – Pond, etc.
is VERY Dangerous.

The BEST thing you can do for your Swans is prepare for Winter during the Fall Months. AND then Feed them Daily so they have the Calories for Quick Energy to keep them Warm.

Feeding Swans in Winter

We Always want our Swans to Stay in or near their Water.

Feeding Swans in Winter

BE SAFE when you Feed your Swans ! 

Feeding Swans in Winter

Feeding Swans in WinterTry to Find a Safe Way to Push Food Items out to the Swans.
In this Situation I used a Long Handled Pool Skimmer Net.

Feeding Swans in Winter Whole Corn provides Extra Calories.

Whole Corn is Not a Complete Diet.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Add some Whole Grain Cereals.

MultiGrain Cheerios, Plain Corn Flakes, Kix,
Chex Mix Cereals.

Select the Plainer Cereals

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Feeding Swans in Winter

Mix in Vegetables – Lettuce, Chopped Apples, etc.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Choose Cereals without Yeast or Color Dyes.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Feeding Swans in Winter

Whole Grain Cheerios and Plain Corn Flakes.

Our Swans LOVED Honey Graham Squares.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Puffed Wheat – Puffed Rice – Kix Cereals .
Swans Graham Crackers

Graham Crackers are a Safe Treat 

Feeding Swans in Winter

This Only works with Mute Swans.
A Visual Indicator of Weight –

Feeding Swans in Winter

A Healthy Adult Mute Swan will have a Full Knob.

If they are Underweight their Knob will start to Shrink.

Feeding Swans in Winter

A Mix of Chopped Vegetables and Cereals.

Feeding Swans in Winter

When our Swans were on a Large Body of Water, I brought their Lunch in a Colorful Bucket that they would see from a Distance.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Having Water Close to their Food-Feed
makes Swallowing much Easier.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Feeding Swans in Winter

Swans are Grazers.. Many Wild Birds, Ducks and Geese are Gobblers.  It can be a CHALLENGE to ensure your Swans are getting their Proper Share of the Food you Put Out for them.

You will need to be Creative..

The Type of Food-Feed Containers you use may help.
Every Situation is Different.

Feeding Swans in Winter
Vegetables for Swans

Ducks Clean Up Crew

Duck and Geese will Clean-Up most Leftover Foods.

Ducks Clean Up Crew

When Winter Nights Freeze their Vegetable Basket,
Put Vegetables that Float on their Water.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Feeding Swans in Winter

Feeding Swans in Winter

Swans will be Grateful for the Food you Bring to them.

Feeding Swans in Winter

Feeding Swans in Winter

Many Swans will Snort “Thank You.”

Feeding Swans in Winter

Winter Support = Healthier Swans.

Feeding Swans in Winter
Feeding Winter Swans

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Information Compiled by (C) Linda M.Sweger November 2015
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Keeping a “Winter Wake” for Swans

Swan Winter Wake

To Shelter or Not in Winter

Swans Seek Liquid Water

Straw to on Ice & Snow

Swan Knob Winter Scar

Helpful Things to Have Caring for Swans 

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SWAN Net Ranger

SWAN Net FRABILL

SWAN Cygnet Net

SWAN Nets

Little Cygnets Net

Get to Know Your Swans – Watch Them

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Watch Your Swan