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The cost of keeping a black swan is low, as it can be called an ascetic. It will do just fine without a reservoir, you can just put a large trough with water, it will completely satisfy the swan, but water must be present, without it the "Australian" will not eat. In matters of food, he is also not picky, food for geese and more greenery are suitable. In winter, you can feed with cabbage or lettuce leaves. The bird is frost resistant.
Breeding Pair(3yr+): $1800
Breeding Pair(1yr+): $800
Cygnets 6weeks (unsexed): $300 each

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BREED DETAILS- BLACK SWAN -(cygnus atratus)
For those who have firmly decided to purchase a black swan for their backyard, it will be useful to learn about some of the nuances of their content:
  • If swans began to tear off the stems of various plants, this means that their nesting period has begun. They eat very little and quickly during this period. They try to build nests on water bodies, and the size of the nests is simply amazing, they do not drown even when both swans sit in them.

    • At the end of the preparation of the nest, the female swan begins to tear the fluff with which she lays out the nest, after which she lays 4-7 eggs, which are slightly smaller than those of the mute. The color of the eggs is dirty gray, with a greenish tint.
      • Hatching begins, in which the male does not take any part. During this period, it is necessary to provide the female with complete rest so as not to drive her out of the nest.
      • Black swans live in lakes, rivers and swampland, which can be fresh, salt or brackish water. They prefer habitats with aquatic vegetation. While their natural habitat is aquatic they are sometimes found in terrestrial areas such as dry pastures or flooded fields when food is scarce.When they are fully grown they have a length of 110 to 140 cm and weigh between 3700 to 8750 g. The wingspan ranges between 160 to 200 cm. The breeding season is from February through September. Usually the female (occasionally the male) makes a nest of sticks, dead leaves and debris into a floating mound on top of the water. Each female may lay between 5 to 6 eggs, the eggs are laid one day apart. There is a 35 to 48 day incubation period which begins when all the eggs have been laid. Males are known to help with incubation. Chicks are precocial but are brooded on the nest for 2 to 3 weeks after hatching. They fledge from 150 to 170 days after hatching. They remain in family groups for about 9 months and are able to fly at around 6 months old. The chicks are sexually mature in 18 to 36 months. Young black swans join juvenile flocks for one to two years before they begin breeding .Range time to hatching35 to 48 daysBoth male and female black swans incubate the eggs. Chicks are precocial and can swim and feed soon after hatching.