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Feeding Swan Cygnets

August 5th, 2014 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in Feeding Swan Cygnets - (Comments Off on Feeding Swan Cygnets)

IF you are LUCKY and Cygnets Hatch to your Swans in the Spring.  REMEMBER these are CAPTIVE Conditions.  It is important to understand how your Swans would care for their Cygnets in Natural, Wild Conditions.  You will need to Provide some Special Feed for the Cygnets for their Healthy Development.

                                      FEEDING SWAN CYGNETS 

Mute Swan Cygnets

 FEEDing Swan Cygnets – A Healthy Start.

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS…. It may Never be Finished.
I am still collecting, learning and checking on information for this Topic.  I have been observing, reading and collecting the BEST General information I can find for the Feeding of Mute Swan Cygnets. I have checked with our Avian Veterinarians, Poultry Specialists at the PA Department of Agriculture at Harrisburg and the Folks who work in our Local Commercial Feed Store.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

There are many ideas, some make sense and seem to be a healthy approaches.
Then there are others… I will not suggest.

It should be reasonable to think that Dog Food is for Dogs, Cat Food is for Cats and Horse Feed is for Horses…
PLEASE DO NOT Feed these Feed Formulas to Swans.

prepared by any Manufacturer in the USA.

You will need to do your BEST to Find and Mix Feeds for their good Health.
Some Commercial Bag Feeds are a good starting product.
With some modification/mixing they will provide a healthy Swan Diet.Swan Cygnet
SWAN Esophagus-FoodNOTE: If a Swan tries to Eat TOO Fast.. the Dry Feed may get STUCK in their Esophagus and Block Swallowing.  Forming a Condition called CHOKE.
         This could be an Emergency… 

Supply Water with DRY Feed Mixtures.


  Cracked or Whole CORN is NOT a Complete Diet.

It is helpful as part of a Healthy Feed Mixture.

SWAN Feed SS Corn

I am sharing this with you, hoping some of this information may benefit you and your Swans/Cygnets.

Golf Course Grounds

Captive Swans and their Cygnets that live on a Pond or Lake where there is Chemical or Biological Run-off of Lawn Care Products and Fertilizers to control Weeds/Plant growth and/or Insect Control may not be living with enough NATURAL Plant and Insect variety to ensure Proper Balanced Nutrition.Swan Cygnets

Supplemental Feed will help Round-Out the Swans’ and Cygnets’ Diet.
Well-Fed Healthy Swans are more content, will have FEWER Health Problems.Mute Swans Feeding

SWANs require a Diet, different from Duck, Geese, Turkeys, Chicken.
Their Protein intake needs to be lower then what other Waterfowl require.

Feeding Cygnets

ALL Swans are Vegetarians, their basic diet will be 80-90% Plant based.Feed Swan Cygnet

Swans Fresh Grass

I see Folks Feeding “Fish Pellets” – Not good as a Diet – Maybe a few for Treats.

Feeding Fish Pellets

The Protein value of various Fish Pellet Products may range from 30-40%

A HIGH Protein Diet will result in Lipidosis
– a Fatal Liver Condition.

This significantly shortens a Swan’s Lifespan.


A Few Swan Keeping Terms…

Cob – The Male of a Pair of Breeding Swans:
Used for the Male during the Breeding Season.
With Good Health and Care may Live 25-50 years.

Pen – During Nesting Time the Female Parent of a Clutch of Eggs.
With Good Health and Care may Live 20-30 years.
Females have a higher Mortality Rate during Nesting.

Clutch – The Eggs in the Nest.Mute Swan Clutch Eggs

Brood – A Group of young Birds (such as Cygnets) that were all Hatched at the same time.

Dam – The Female Parent of a Brood of Cygnets.

Sire – The Male Parent of a Brood of Cygnets.

Cygnet – A Young Swan from Hatching until One Year Old.

Downy Swan Cygnet

Downy Cygnet – The Stage before Feathers grow In.

Juvenile – A Young Swan from One until Three Years Old.

Swan Cygnets are Precocial.
     Precocial refers to Bird species in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of Hatching.
     Precocial Bird species are normally Nidifugous,
meaning that they leave the nest shortly after Hatching (24 hours).
     Precocial Birds Hatch with their Eyes open. They are covered with “Downy Feathers”that will be replaced by Feathers-Plumage.
     Precocial Birds can also Swim and RUN much sooner after they Hatch than other Birds.

Cygnets are Precocial

Precocial Birds find their own food, sometimes with help or instruction from the Parents.Swan Cygnet

Many Precocial Chicks/Cygnets are not able to thermoregulate
(the ability to regulate their own body temperatures), and they depend on the attending Parent(s) to brood them with body heat for a short period of time.


Swans with Cygnets

The Mute Swan Nest usually Matures in mid to late May.Swan Cygnet

Mute Swan Parents normally take their tiny Downy Cygnets to the Water 12-36 hours after the last Cygnet has hatched.

Swan Eggs Hatching

Just before the Swan Cygnets hatch, their body absorbs any remaining Egg Yolk material.

The absorbed Yolk can sustains them for an average of three Days.

After that they must leave the Nest for FOOD…
The Swan Parents do not feed their Cygnets.

Cygnet WaterProof

The Parents will check to be sure the Cygnets are waterproofed, floating and swimming properly before taking them beyond the water’s edge.  They will take them further each time they enter the water.

Cygnet NapTime

During the first few days, the Cygnets will be kept close to the Nest area.

The Parents will take the Cygnets back to the Nest for Rest Periods and Naps.

Swan Cygnets eat Water Insects

Swan Cygnets hatch during the time of year when there is normally an abundance of Insects along their Waterways.

Feeding Cygnets

Feeding Swan Cygnets

The Parent Swans will take their tiny Cygnets to graze in shallow areas where there are tender grasses and various young aquatic plants and LOTs of aquatic Insects, snails and other small invertebrates.

Feeding CygnetsFeeding Cygnets

Cygnets Grazing

Swan Cygnets MUST “learn to eat” and eat well during their first 10 days.

Cygnets Learn to EatFeed Swan CygnetFeed Swan Cygnet The Cygnet is Watching and Learning.

Feeding Swan Cygnets

During the first several days up to day 10, the Cygnets need a higher Protein diet. In a Natural setting they will consume many small Insects found in their Watery Environment.

Mute Swan Cygnets

The Parent Swans will do their best to take their Cygnets to a location which will provide the Diet the Cygnets need.

Feeding Swan Cygnets

During the first 10 days, the Cygnets’ Protein need is higher then it will be for the rest of their lives.
Feeding Swan Cygnets
That is why the Insects and Underwater Critters are so important.

Swan Family

The Swan Family will swim together in a line with one Parent at the front, the other Parent watching and protecting from the back of the line.

Cygnet on Back

The “Dam”(Pen) may carry some of the young Cygnets on her back. The Cygnets crawl up under her Wings and nestle in between and under her Wings.

Cygnet Riding on Back

Some times the Cygnets will ride on their Parents’ backs.
The Swan Family will be able to travel quickly.

The Swan “Dam” will be VERY hungry after Nesting for Five LONG Weeks..

Swans Feeding

She will graze in shallow Waters with her Cygnets where there are lots of Insects in the Aquatic Plants.Swan Cygnet

In Nature, the tiny Cygnets feed on the Water’s surface and depend on the Adults to stir up the Water around them.Swan Cygnets

The Swan Parents do not feed their Cygnets.
As the “Dam” pulls Plants to eat, she will dislodge many Nutrient Rich Pieces onto the Surface Water which the young Cygnets would otherwise be unable to reach.

Feeding Cygnets

You may see the “Dam” “foot-pedaling” the Water with her feet to stir up the bottom to bring food bits to the surface for the Cygnets to graze on.

Swan Dam Pedaling her Feet to Stir-up Tiny things for her Cygnets to Eat.

Swans Guarding CygnetsOne Parent will always be on guard as the Cygnets eat.

Cygnets Grow Fast

The tiny Swan Cygnets grow very quickly…
Adequate Food is important the first year as their Bodies develop.

Feeding Swan Cygnets

The First Three Month, Cygnet are Eating Machines.

Feeding Swan CygnetsThey Eat and POOP..  Eat and Poop…  Lots of Poop.

Mute Swan Cygnet Poop

If their Diet is Poor and Insufficient they may not Survive.

Swan Cygnets Fragile Legs

Swan Cygnets have soft-fragile Leg Bones…
Without a Diet that contains adequate Calcium, their Legs may bow, twist a bit, even break with little pressure.  Handle the Cygnets very gently… Pick-up Carefully… Set Down GENTLY ! 

SWAN Spinach Nutrition

The First Week, Cygnets will eat some finely Chopped Romaine Lettuce, finely Grated Carrot and a little Chopped Spinach floating on the Water.  Swan CygnetAt about a Week Old the Cygnets will eat a little Scratch Feed (Corn-Wheat) floated on the Water.Swan Cygnets

Soon, the Cygnets will be able to peck at Water Plants and Insects on their own.

Feeding Swan CygnetsWithin 2 to 3 weeks the Cygnets start to eat Aquatic Plants. You will see them start to “up-end” and eat from below the Water’s surface.

Swan Cygnet Up-Ending

The Cygnets need a diet rich in Protein and Calcium for their first two to six weeks.Feed Swan CygnetIf you are Hand Raising Cygnets – A Sprinkle of Dried Meal Worms is a GREAT Source of Protein and a TREAT !
Feeding Swan Cygnets

The Cygnets’ Diet will gradually change to more Plant Material.

Mute Swans Grazing

Swans living in Fresh Waters will typically eat pondweed, stonewort and wigeon grass, as well as tadpoles and insects such as milfoil.
Mute Swan FamilyOcean Salt Water Swan

Swans living in salty Waters will typically eat sea arrow grass, salt marsh grass, eel grass, club rush and green algae, as well as insects and molluscs.
Feeding Swan Cygnets



When Choosing a Commercial Feed Product,
it is a Good Idea to do a Search for REVIEWs, Recalls.. and other Problems the Manufacturer of these Products have had.
Even Brand Names have Quality Control Failures.
ASK Your Feed Supplier if they know of any Problems with Feed Products.

**** Captive/Hand Raised Cygnets need a SPECIAL DIET SCHEDULE  for Their Age and Size…Feeding Swan Cygnets

If you want to increase the Healthy Growth of your Cygnets…Feeding Swan Cygnets

Put these early Cygnet Foods in or VERY close to the Water.
Check or Change any Wet Food Containers at least twice a day…Feed Swan Cygnets
Feed/Mixture Sours quickly on Warm Days.
Feeding Swan Cygnets
Cygnets will be eating these “Baby Swan Foods” during Warm Weather.

For VERY Small Cygnets use a Low Saucer or Dish.. Cygnet Saucer Feeder

To Keep the Cygnets from Standing or Swimming in their Feed Dish.. place a Weighted Container in the Center of the Saucer. Cygnet Saucer Feeder

Mix Feed with Water to the Consistency of Thin Oatmeal.
Feeding Cygnets

Feeding Swan Cygnets
Take care to keep their Food in the Shade if possible to reduce Spoiling.
Feeding Cygnets

Putting their Feed in Containers that encourage them to stand may help to strengthen their legs. Not Too High.

Feed Cygnets Standing

It is well know that Swan Cygnet tend to have weak Leg Bones. Most Birds have bones that are structurally very light.  You will need to be very gentle if you want to pick up the young Cygnets.

Feeding Swan Cygnets
Try not to chase, or grab them in a way that will put pressure on their fragile Legs. Set them down gently…

Swan Cygnets

Cygnets need to be out in the SunShine ***when and where safe… Growing Bones need SunShine/Vitamin D to prevent Rickets/weak Bones.

Mute Swan Cygnet

Proper Commercial Feed will help. They Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

The Added Vitamins in these Feeds will help prevent various Health Problems.Swan Cygnet

Cygnets need to be able to Swim/Wash each day, to Clean and to Preen which is needed for their WaterProofing.

Growing Cygnets

Feeding Swan Cygnets

CHICK – STARTER is Perfect for Chicken Chicks.. NOT SWANS CYGNETS.

These Commercial Feeds contains Antibiotics which will  INCREASE SWAN CYGNET MORTALITY.
Feeding Swan CygnetsThese Feeds have Additives to Prevent Coccidiosis.

The Antibiotic reduces the Natural Bacteria in their Gut.

Feeding Swan Cygnets
This will cause Chronic Diarrhea and Malabsorption of Nutrients
Chick Starter is for Chicken that will be Dinner.

IF you are Unsure what Feed or Schedule to choose, CHECK with your Avian Veterinarian..
Feeding Swan Cygnets
Or your STATE’s Department of Agriculture Avian/Poultry Specialists.Swan Cygnet Feed

Your Cygnets will have a healthier start in life if they get proper Nutrition.
Growing Cygnets

In the Wild, Swans would have a range of 3 to 5 square miles to seek all the food items that they require for general health. As the Cygnets grow, these Parents will take them to find and eat a wide variety of Natural Foods.

Feral Mute Swan Family

Captive Swan Parents will need you to evaluate their environment and supplement nutrition to aid healthy growth of their Tiny Cygnets.

Mute Swan Family Grazing

Swans enjoy grazing on tender grass blades.. not too short..  When you Mow around the Water’s Edge, try not to cut your Lawn so short.  Allow some new tender growth for the Swans to Graze.

Swans Eat Grass

Fresh Cut Grass floating on the Pond is a Welcome Treat.
(Chemical Free)
Swan Cut GrassSwan Cut Grass

Dandelion Plant

Swans will nibble on the Flowers and Leaves of Dandelion Plants.

A Patch of lush Clover is a Tasty Treat.

Lawn White Clover

Natural Swan Pond
A ONE Acre Natural Pond
may have everything they need…              Country Swan Pond

Every situation is different…

Natural Creek

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Below is a Suggested Feed Schedule.

**The First TWO Weeks provide:
*START-N-GROW*        if this is available….
One 25 lbs. Bag should be plenty for a Brood of 6-8 Cygnets.



SWAN Cygnet Start-N-Grow

Feeding Swan Cygnets It is Important to know what NORMAL Swan Poop Looks and Smells like.
Their Fecal Waste should be mostly formed..
Color will Vary with their Diet.
Lots of Grains.. Stools will be a Little Gritty.
Lots of Green Plants.. Stools will be more Greenish..
CARROTs will make the Poop Orange.   Most Swans LOVE Carrots.
Extra Calcium – Egg Shells will Show a White Haze to the Stool.
Their Body will Excrete any Excess Calcium in their Diet.

Every Day there is ONE Very Dark, Smelly Splat of Body Waste.
It looks like Tobacco Spit.. It Stinks.. Is Normal..
It does Attract Flies..

********** OR a Good Feed Alternative is:

Crumble (Specialty Poultry Feed) ****UNMEDICATED….

*Crude Protein 16-18% Avoid the Higher Protein Feed.
*Lysine 0.75% Avoid the Higher Lysine Feed.
Ask for Crumble Feed with Lysine LESS then 1.0%

**These Feed Formulas contain Ca-Calcium & P-Phosphorus
This is VERY Important for the Development of Strong Bones.

Look for Feed that also contains Vitamin A, D & E…
All promote Healthy Development.

** IF this is unavailable try for the closest formulation.
Ask your Feed Representative for help selecting the closest match.

SWAN Cygnets Crumble Compare

*** Hand Raised Cygnets need a Supply of fine Grit..
(Fine Play Sand sprinkled into the Wet Crumble.)
Add about a Teaspoon to each Quart of Feed.

For the first One – Two Weeks:
Place the “START-N-GROW”/Crumble in a Shallow Pan.
Add enough FRESH Water to Cover. It should look like wet Oatmeal.
** If Possible place in a Cool Shaded Location in shallow Water.
Use some type of Clean Stone on one side of the Pan to prevent
the Pan from floating out into the Water out of your reach.

Feeding Cygnets

On Days when the Temperature is over 65 degrees
you may need to clean and change the Feed Pan at least twice.


Sprinkle Feed Pan with finely chopped Romaine/Dark Curly Leaf Lettuces, Spinach.
Dark Greens are good for them until they are able to graze for themselves.

Feeding Swan Cygnets

If the Cygnets are on your Pond or Lake – You might try tossing small amounts of their Feed onto clean shallow Water several times a day, so they can swallow Water with the Feed.

Feeding Swans

Feeding Swans on the Ground is Environmentally
Unsound and Encourages the Swans/Cygnets to leave the Water whenever they see People.  This may bring them into harms way from Cars, Lawn Mowers, Dogs, Predators, People, etc.
Swans are *Safest* in their Water.

Kitty Litter Feeder

Cut the Opening Lower or Higher for Cygnets Size.

Kitty Litter FeederPlacing a Swan’s Feed on the Ground increased their exposure to Disease
– Parasites, Bacteria, Molds and Fungus, etc…
Always place Feed in a clean Container or in shallow water.
DO NOT allow the Feed to Accumulate, Smell Sour/Spoil or Mildew …

Feeding Swan Cygnets

Continue Providing the “START-N-Grow” or Crumble Feed
Week Two: Add small amounts of Cracked Corn/Wheat “Scratch” 10%.

Two Grain ScratchSWAN Esophagus-Food

NOTE: If a Swan tries to Eat TOO Fast.. the Dry Feed may get STUCK in their Esophagus and Block Swallowing.  Forming a Condition called CHOKE.
         This could be an Emergency… 

Supply Water with DRY Feed Mixtures.

Cygnets Three Weeks Old

Week Three: Increase – a little more “Scratch” 20%.

Cygnets Four Weeks Old

Week Four: Add a little more “Scratch” 30%.
– Watch to see what the Cygnets are eating.

Cygnets Five Weeks Old

By Five Weeks Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh appx. 4-5 Pounds.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

By Six Weeks Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh appx. 5 Pounds.

Cygnets Six Weeks Old

By Seven Weeks Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh appx. 6-7 Pounds.

The Average Weight Gains I have Observed are:
The Males gain about 16 Ounces Per Week.
The Females gain about 12 Ounces Per Week.

Cygnets Eight Weeks Old

Month Two:

“START-N-GROW”/Crumble 50%  Sweet All Stock 20%
– Scratch 30%


By Eight Weeks Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh appx. 8-10 Pounds.

Cygnets Two Months Old

Their first True Feathers will start to Grown In.. !!! Cute Stage.
The Cygnets look like they are wearing shaggy fur shoulder stoles.

By Nine Weeks Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh appx. 10-12 Pounds.

Month Three:   Depends on What you have Available


A Basic Feed like     Sweet All Stock 50%
OR All Grain Poultry *Maintainer 50%
OR Southern States 18% Waterfowl Floating Pellets 50%
We have Switched to this Product. Less Waste-Better Price.Feeding Swan Cygnets

ADD Scratch 40% – Whole Dried Corn 10%

An Aut-O-Dine in Shallow Water adjusted for Growing Cygnets.
The Floating Pellets Float for Good Usage..
Feeding CygnetsSome of the Whole Corn will Sink, Soften and be Eaten Later.
Cygnet Whole Corn


SWAN Feed Alternate
Mute Swan Cygnets 11 Weeks Old

By Twelve Weeks Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh appx. 12-15 Pounds.

Swan CygnetAt This Stage the Cygnets should be able to Eat the Floating Pellets that the Adult Swans are Eating.  Provide Scratch and Vegetables to keep the Diet Protein Value Reduced..

Feeding Cygnets
Swan Cygnets Eat Vegetables

Feeding Swan Cygnets

Month Four: Same as Month Three –
This Feed Mixture is good for the rest of the First Year.
Keep the Protein value between 6-8%
Feeding Cygnets
Swan FamilyAdequate Greens and Plant Materials will help keep the Protein Level down.


There are various Commercial Feeds that will be a Good Start to a Healthy Diet for Swans.  Whether you have Extruded Pellets, Crumble or Floating Pellets available you will need to prepare the Feed Mixture for your Environment.

Cygnet Five Months Old

Male Mute Swan Cygnet Five Months Old.

Mute Swan Cygnet 6 Months Old

                   Male Mute Swan Cygnet Six Months Old. 

Feeding Swan Cygnets     Feeding Cygnets                  Mute Swan Cygnets Seven Months Old. 

Cygnets Seven Months Old

Male Mute Swan Cygnet Nine Months Old. 

Mute Cygnet Nine Months Old

By One Year
Healthy Mute Swan Cygnets will weigh approximately 20-26 Pounds.

Mute Cygnet One Year Old

By Two Years     
Mute Swan Juveniles will gain another 2-3 Pounds

Mute Swan Two Years Old

A PROPER Diet will help minimize Weak Bone Problems, “Angel Wing” and internal Organ Damage.

An Improper Diet will shorten a Swan’s Life.

If the Feed you use is low in Calcium.. You can add some Crushed BOILED Egg Shells.

SWANs EggShell Calcium

One Tablespoon Mixed into 15 Pounds of Feed Mixture.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

You can not Over-Feed a Swan – they Self-Regulate.
Swans are not greedy Creatures and will only eat what they need.

Swans do establish a “Pecking Order.”    
The Dominate Cygnets will prevent the Submissive Cygnets from eating if there is Insufficient Food Available.
You are providing adequate Food, if there is a small amount left in their Container after 24 hours.

Cygnet Pecking Order

Keep in mind there may be other birds or animals, rodents eating the Swans’ Feed.
Adjust to be sure the Swans get enough for themselves.

If there are Rodents eating their Feed…

Rodent Saliva and Waste can carry Fatal Diseases.
One being Avian Cholera



In the Winter, Natural Food in the Pond Water will become scarce.
In Central Pennsylvania from Halloween to St. Patrick’s Day…
there is VERY little Nature Food for Swans to eat.
The “Cob” may drive off his Young Cygnets to fend for themselves.

Doing this, he and his Female will have a better chance of surviving until Spring.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

Providing Supplemental Feed will help prevent this.

When Food is adequate the Adult Swan Pair will be more likely to keep their young with them until the Adults are ready to breed again the next Spring.

August is a Good Time to Submit DNA Samples for Sex Determination.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

It is a GOOD Plan to have New Homes ready for Surviving Cygnet by the middle of November when they are 6 months old. They MUST be moved to new Homes by 8-10 months of age.

Mute Swan Cygnets 10 Months Old

The Parent Swans will start to “Drive-off” their Cygnet as their Mating Hormonal start to increase in late January-February… The chasing will change to attacks if the Cygnets do not leave.

Mute Swans Chasing Their Cygnets Away
Published on Apr 6, 2012 Video takes a Long time to Load.

Time to say good bye and good luck to the 2011 Cygnets at Reddish Vale Country Park, the Cygnets hatched in June 2011, three out of four survived, their Parents are now ready to nest and they have to chase their Cygnets away.

Reddish Vale is a loosely defined area in the Tame Valley close to Reddish in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

Pinioned Cygnets are unable to Fly-Off..  They need to be MOVED to a new home.
The Adults will increase the attacks until they injury or kill their Cygnets.
Injuries will often result in Crippling the Cygnets which often results in the Cygnets suffering and dying.
Even their Siblings will start to pick on the injured Cygnets..  They become helpless.

Normally, in Countries where Swans live “Wild and Free” the Cygnets find their way to non-breeding Flocks ( Juveniles 1-3 years old).  They will live with these “Juvenile Groups” for several years and eventually choose a Mate.  The Young Adult Pairs will leave the Juvenile Group to find their own Breeding Territory.

Swans New Territory

This is a WORK in Progress                     UpDated  September 2016
Information Compiled by (C) Linda M.Sweger

I LOVE Swans.  I am learning all the time… Linda
StarBug@Comcast.net     (717) 732-6216SWANLovers Info

I will do my best to seek good general Information about Swans.
The Book I like the Best for anyone New to Swan Care is:
The Swan Keeper’s Handbook.
Feeding Swan Cygnets

Complied by the Veterinarians at the Regal Swan Project in Florida
It is a Good General/Basic overview of Swan Care…

The Regal Swan has Published another Book about:
SWANS of the World Habitats
SWANs of the WORLD HABITATsThis Book can be Ordered through their Regal Swan WebSite

The WebSites Below have a Wealth of General information about Swans.
You can Send them Questions by EMail.. and they will Reply.
The Regal Swan WebSite Florida

Home Page

Regal Swan
EMail Bolin.S@att.net

The Swan of  Stanley Park Vancouver Canadaa

Stanley Park No Longer has Swans.. Prohibited.

The Swan Sanctuary in England
Links below may have Changed.



From the Swan Sanctuary in the UK


Knox Swan and Dog  – Bob Knox

Canadian Geese Control & Sales
The Trumpeter Swan Society


Mailing Address:    The Trumpeter Swan Society

12615 County Road 9, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441-1248 U.S.A.

Contact Information: Phone: 763-694-7851 Fax: 763-557-4943
E-mail: ttss@trumpeterswansociety.org
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Avian Diagnostician (717) 787-4737 General Number
PA Veterinary Laboratory
2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
2305 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408


Phone (717) 787-8808 Ext.212 FAX (717) 772-3895

Penn State – New Bolton Center for Large Animals
382 West Street Road 1(814) 863-1983
Kennett Square, PA 19348 Ask for Avian Specialists


Tri-State Bird Rescue        (302) 737-9543

170 Possum Hollow Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Call these Folks if you FIND a Wild Trumpeter or Tundra Swan
that is injured and needs Help.  The General Public MAY NOT
Legally care for a Wild Trumpeter or Tundra Swan.

Tundra Swan

If you have a Wild Bird Rehabilitation Person near you, try
calling them first.  They may be able to provide immediate help,
help capture, evaluate injuries or medical needs.

Folks who are Licensed to Rehabilitate will try to advise to help save
all Animals and Birds.



It is a good idea to know an Avian Veterinarian
in your area familiar with Swans.
Your STATE should have a Department of Agriculture to assist you.
Check their location and phone Numbers – being prepared is a good plan.
Your State Department of Agriculture can be helpful with Pond Environment Problems.

This is our “Meadow” at 2 days Old..
Feeding Swan Cygnets
   July 15, 2020 he is 11 Years Old.  We can not Visit.. because of Covid-19.

Feeding Swan Cygnets
I hope this information is helpful… and ALL your Cygnets do well.  (-; Linda

Feeding Swan Cygnets
This Information is a Work in Progress…..
As I learn more I will add to this information..
Compiled by (C) L.M.Sweger               September  2016
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