After rescuing an injured swallow – here is the progress on this young swallow –
We had a good piece of luck and found a perfect table to put the cage on The cage is located close to the window so ‘Tich’ can look out.
It perches on the top wooden bar of the cage. The window gets full sun. The damaged wing hangs down a little but he/she does flap about and exercise it’s wings from time to time.
It loves live meal worms that we get from a local reptile and aquatics shop,
but Titch will eat dried meal worms too. However, we have made a concerted
effort to catch flies but does not appear interested in those.
It has now started bathing when a little hamster bowl of water is held up to it. We are trying to encourage it to help itself but is still a bit babyish and likes
to hand fed. It will occasionally ‘chirp’.
I hope the little swallow survives, but even if it does not survive it has had care , warmth, food and attention and a chance to live.
Birds (or any wildlife) can touch our lives.
I believe that swallows usually drink in flight and scoop water up when they skim over the water, so it’s good to know your swallow is drinking OK
I wish you luck. Still haven’t received any tips or advice from anyone. It seems as though you were doing exactly the right things from the minute you found Tich.