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Electric the 1 last update 2020/06/05 heating padElectric heating pad
Commercial insectivore diet
Veterinary vitamin and mineral supplement
Two children’s paint brushes
Blunt-end tweezers (optional)
Small the 1 last update 2020/06/05 bowlSmall bowl
Barn swallows, with their deeply forked tails, are interesting birds that feed only while they are flying. The young of this species are termed altricial, because they hatch naked and helpless. Barn swallow infants typically gape to request food and do not always need to be handled excessively, but this is nevertheless a challenging species to rear.
Ensure that the parents have abandoned the chick by observing it from a distance. In many cases, the parents will return and continue to feed the chick.
Place a number of layers of tissue paper onto the bottom of an ice cream tub and put the barn swallow into this artificial nest.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Place an electric heating pad onto the bottom of a cardboard box that is larger than the ice cream tub and place the ice cream tub onto the heating pad inside the box. Set the heating pad to between 90 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Place half of the ice cream tub onto the heating pad, so that the swallow can shift away from the heat source if it chooses to. Decrease this temperature by 5 degrees Fahrenheit each week after the chick develops feathers.
Prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of commercial insectivore diet and 1 tablespoon of minced meat. Add a pinch of a veterinary vitamin and mineral supplement to this mixture.
Dip a clean child’s paintbrush into the mixture and hold the brush in front of the swallow''s Picks