Making a Duck Wheelchair
When preparing for Roberta duck's surgery, we had to make a post surgical wheelchair for her recovery period. We found that a simple mesh laundry sorter contained most of the parts needed to assemble a ducky wheelchair, including the mesh for making your duck's harness. The only additional parts we needed to purchase were six buckles with straps. We found both of these products at our local Walmart.
The PVC pipes included in the laundry sorter will need to be measured and cut down to size and you will also need to do a bit of measuring, cutting and sewing to make your duck's buckled harness, which will hold them in place.
The completed wheelchair should look something like this:
Here is a photo of our friend Lemon in her wheelchair.
Remember: Ducks must be continually supervised while in their wheelchair. Additionally, they should only be used on flat surfaces.
Emergency Care, Surviving a Predatory Attack
Unfortunately, waterfowl rescue tends to include getting heart-breaking and frantic emails from pet owners whose ducks have just been the victim of a predatory attack. For those families who have not lined up their 24 hour emergency vet care, the next few hours are critical while they find one. We are not qualified vets and, quite likely, neither are you! This information is in no way a substitute for actual vet care. Your duck needs a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible. This information is only to help your duck stay alive until you can get them the help that they need. Duck’s are very resilient and will often survive a predatory attack if you can get them safely through their first few hours and get them on antibiotics relatively quickly.
How is she doing today?
Edited by Miss Lydia - 11/26/15 at 3:52pm