Rehabilitation involves the care and medical treatment of injured, sick, or orphaned birds of prey. Our team is dedicated to the health and well being of raptors and qualified veterinary medical team is always available to evaluate ill or injured raptors presented to the Trust.
We provide the necessary care and management for these birds during their recovery phase. Spacious flight chambers as well as falconry techniques are used to enhance the speed and conditioning phase of the raptors’ rehabilitation process.
The main aims of our rehabilitation are:
• To rehabilitate raptors as quickly and efficiently as possible.
• To correctly diagnose and treat any ailments, seeking veterinary advice where necessary.
• To provide adequate and suitable housing during their confinement.
• To protect the interests of raptors; from trapping, poisoning, removal from nests etc.
What does our care entail?
We provide appropriate nourishment, determining the caloric requirements of each bird and presenting the correct amount and type of food for each raptor and its condition.
We also change bandages, clean wounds, give medications and perform physical therapy to ensure that joints don’t get too stiff and that muscles maintain strength.
We continue to develop and seek new methods of raptor husbandry; and improved ways to house and handle raptors.
Goofy the Melanistic African Goshawk has finally grown all her wing feathers back after her rescue 9 months ago thanks to a great nutrition plan.
We have now applied the same dosage to Nusu the Barn owl and hope we can get her some feathers and flying in the comming months!