Falcon Mews exports falcons to Middle East

As our facility grew in size and production increased, it became apparent that we simply did not have the time to sell our falcons to individual customers in the Middle East. Even having a dedicated sales person in the UK answering enquires by phone or e-mail doesn’t reach the personal contact that customers demand. It became obvious that a sales team on the ground in the Middle East was required.

Prior to the 2009 season a dealership agreement was reached between ourselves and Bader M. AlDeeri from Kuwait. Although we had sold a number of falcons to Bader for a quiet a few years, it was a large step for us to entrust our whole Middle East production to one person. But after three very successful seasons and a resulting close friendship, we can say it has proved to be one of our better decisions. Bader sells throughout all the countries in the Middle East and is highly respected for his honesty and completely trusted by his customers. He is sometimes known as Moharab or the “Al Kuwaiti”.

To distinguish our falcons they are each fitted with a red coloured “Falcon Mews” ring on the left leg, in addition falcons destined for the Middle East carry a Gold ring on the right leg inscribed with the name “Bader” and his telephone number.

For all enquiries for falcons to the Middle East Please do not contact our project!

Contact Bader on 00965 99388069

Rearing and export Preparation

All our falcons are reared under parental birds, from 7 days of age. At around eight weeks of age the whole clutch are then caught and given a prophylactic treatment for coccidiosis. They are then moved outdoors into one of our 25 or 30 meter diameter, hexagonal hack pens, where they should then develop speed and control while flying these huge circles. Being split from the parents also allows the falcons to become mentally mature and independent.

They are kept in these chambers for a minimum of three weeks; at the time of removal from these chambers they are enticed with food into our anti chamber trapping rooms. Once caught they are segregated Baders Kuwait falcon showroominto shipping batches and given a prophylactic treatment for worms and other parasites before being released into one of five large internal hack chambers. Each chamber holds a batch of around thirty falcons to be shipped on a specified date.

Due to the amount of exercise achieved in the outside hack chambers, at the time of capture, each falcon is actually around its expected flying weight. So once released into these smaller internal chambers the falcons are encouraged to eat high quality food ad lib, for around ten to fourteen days to help their weight increases before they are ready to ship.

The morning prior to the shipping date, the whole batch are caught jessed, hooded etc and placed outside in the shade on perches. Midday sees the vet visit for a visible exam of each falcon and the signing of the export health certificate. Throughout the night each falcon is fitted with wing guards and a tail guard, before being placed into its own, IATA approved shipping crate. Early the next morning the falcons are taken to the airport (Manchester for the Middle East, Heathrow for Japan). Falcons destined for the Middle East land during the early morning when the weather is at its coolest.

Baders falcon chamberPure Gyrs and large percentage Gyr hybrids are given a prophylactic treatment of Voriconazole from the time of capture through to 7-10 days post shipment as a guard against Aspergillosis during this stressful period. At an additional cost, any of these falcons being sent direct to customers can be digitally endoscoped at our own facility by a highly qualified avian vet. Photos of all internal organs and a report will be e-mailed to the customer prior to shipment.

Once Bader receives the falcons they are immediately removed from the shipping crates, given water and given several days rest, they are encouraged to eat as soon as possible and once rested and eating they are ready to be viewed by prospective buyers.

 

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