Anonymous asked in PetsBirds · 2 years ago

What’s wrong with this swans leg?

Noticed a group of ducks/swans swimming by outside and saw something was wrong with one of the swan’s leg. It was swimming perfectly normally with the others and didn’t seem to be in pain.

1 Answer

  • 2 years ago

    Birds will not show pain or illness if they can possibly help it, because that would make them vulnerable. So, the fact that the bird does not act as if it is in pain, does not mean it is okay.

    Now, obviously something is drastically wrong with that swan's leg. Whether it is a new injury, or something that has healed in that position, I have no idea.

    If food and shelter are plentiful, it is possible that a crippled swan will get along fine.

    So, I leave it up to you to figure out whether this bird needs help.

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