If an animal is maintained in long – term care accomodation, the animal must be given access to a pool.
Careful monitoring is required when first given access to a pool to ensure that the bird is not becoming waterlogged and drowned.
Pools should provide an easy exit from the water, e.g. long sheets of rubber malling draped into the pool and a ramp.
These young orphaned gulls on the photograph were succesfully released. However, one was found 1 year later dead on an air port in southern Sweden ( collision with a plane) 300 – 400 km away from us.