Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Posted Feb 19, 2013
Black swans are not only a lovely site, but make a delightful ornamental bird for your garden pond. If you have the space, these birds are really lovely. they have nice temperaments (unlike the white swans). If the female is sitting, the male can be protective, but with a little work, they are great. Handling them at a very young age is the key if you want to bond with them. Having a pair (M/F) is the best option. If you have a large property and a med/large pond - they will do well, with little intervention. They need a proper diet, and regular checks - but not too much. They make great parents too - and the young ones are really cute fluffies.