Articles on Swiftlet Farming
Brief History on Swiftlet Farming
Characteristics of Swiftlets
Swiftlets Echolocation Capabilities
Swiftlet Feeding and Roosting Times
Darkness – Roosting in Caves and Swiftlet
Diet and Foraging Behavior
There are a number of predators that swiftlets are very mindful of
The Nest Building and Breeding Cycles of Swiftlets
Generally speaking, both male and female swiftlets take part in the building of their nest.
Edible bird nest - Aerodramus Fuciphagus Sub-Species
The sub-species of swiftlets in the Aerodramus Fuchipagus family produce white edible birds’ nests.
Edible bird nest - Aerodramus Maximus Sub-Species
The sub-species of swiftlets in the Aerodramus Maximus family produce black edible birds’ nests.
Swiftlet Farming – Aerodramus Fuciphagus Swiftlets
White edible birds nests are constructed of thin, irregularly shaped strands of edible salivary material that are deposited on top of each other to form a cup.
Reproduction cycle of swiftlets
A swiftlet hatchling that is 8 months old is ready to find a mate, locate a suitable and safe home to build a nest and reproduce.