Dubai Tours The falcons must maintain their fitness levels to maintain their health and longevity. The key to training falcons is to simulate their natural behavior.
We exercise them every day during the falcon shows packages as if they were hunting. In
the falcons’ minds, they are hunting and don’t know they are doing a bird show.
Instead of hunting a bird which is what they would naturally do in the wild, they pursue the
artificial lure that the falconer swings.
This simulated hunt allows the falcons to fly around, gain a bit of height as they would in the wild, see the prey and swoop down to catch it.
As soon as the falcon catches the lure, the falconer swaps the appeal with food so the falcon can finish off the successful simulated hunt with a meal just like they would in the wild. This fast flight is similar to a sprint or HIIT workout and replicates the natural behavior of the falcon and most apex predators in the wild. We build our educational falcon shows around this natural behavior Dubai Tours.
How To Tell If A Falcon Is In Good Condition?
The appearance of a falcon in good condition can be judged by the quality of their feathers,
their alertness and way that they are standing and the clarity of their eyes Dubai Tours.
Falcons all have their character and personality. As mentioned before, our falconers, animal
behavior experts, can always recognize when something is wrong with one of their birds Dubai Tours.
Our falcons get monthly check-ups with veterinarian avian specialists at the Dubai Falcon
hospital, which has better facilities than some human hospitals in other parts of the world.
The check-ups include a routine test they go through to ensure the blood count is correct and that their lungs are healthy Dubai Tours.
The living conditions of our falcons are very high to ensure that they are kept in good health. We follow the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare to maintain their well-being Dubai Tours.
● Access to food and water (our falcons are fed quail imported from France every day)
● A suitable living environment
● Good health
● An opportunity to exhibit natural behaviors
● Protection from fear and distress (the hood)
Why Do Falcons Wear A Hood?
The saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ comes from falconry. The hood or ‘burka’ in Arabic
keeps falcons calm. Sight is their most vital sense, and when covered, it is a way to make
them feel safer Dubai Tours.
Birds don’t have an imagination, so by protecting their eyesight, whatever is out there
doesn’t exist to them. The hoods are specially designed for each falcon and fit their head
perfectly to ensure they are very comfortable.
We use the hood to keep our falcons calm before and after the falcon show when they are
in transit. For the rest of the day, the hood is removed Dubai Tours.
What Is The Tracking Device For?
The tracking device is a small GPS attached to the falcons to track them in case they get
lost. The tracking devices are not connected to their skin or feathers but a small backpack
made from ribbon very low Dubai Tours.
We feature falcon shows on most of our Desert Safaris. Look at the Hot Air Balloon falcon
experience for something a little more out of the ordinary. Share the skies with falcons and
witness the world’s only in-flight falcon show.
The falcon is the national bird of the UAE. Our Falcon trainer is happy to assist you and
demonstrate the falcon’s hunting procedure, which is amazingly scientific. The traditional
and noble art of falconry with an opportunity for a close hands-on encounter with hunting
falcons in the desert.
Learn more about this popular sport and status symbol over breakfast as you watch the
planet’s fastest animal take flight. Try your skills as a falconer while assisting our experts.
You will be taken to the top of a vast dune where they usually do the falcon show.
Falcons were used as hunting birds.
What made falcons the favorite of Arabs for hunting was that they could be trained with a
little effort. Falcons can also be introduced to deliver the game without killing or eating any
part. This was important to the Arabs because for the food to be permissible to eat (halaal), it must be slaughtered by slitting the throat while it is alive.
Usually, female falcons are used for hunting. Al-Hurr, as they are called, are powerful and
more prominent than their male counterparts. Out of all the falcon species, the shaker and
peregrine are the most sought-after raptors.