Creance exercise has been used to recondition recuperating raptor patients for over four decades. If done properly, it is an efficient technique for rebuilding weakened flight muscles and cardiovascular endurance, restoring flight mechanics, and evaluating a raptor’s progress. The Raptor Center has created this resource to help you learn how to creance raptors safely and demonstrates using basic exercise principles to efficiently meet species-specific reconditioning goals.
This manual provides both written instructions and video explanations so you can learn the best practices for the creance technique. There are also two appendices of bird flight videos by species to show flight form of healthy birds so you can best evaluate your own patients. Purchase the manual, appendix 1, and appendix 2 each individually, or bundle them together and save!
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