Originally Posted by rubberducky33
Hi everyone, currently I have two white layer ducks who are 6 weeks old. They are house ducklings and have just graduated from their heat lamp and are free to roam the house now (with diapers of course). Whenever my mother comes to visit she tells me I need to get rid of them because they're not house pets and it's cruel to keep them as pets. I've tried telling her that lots of people have ducks as pets but she refuses to listen. Any advice?
Thanks y'all and happy holidays!
We just went over the definition of pets in another post
It doesn't matter if they are ducks, gremlins, or wooly mammoths. They have bonded to you (and you to them) and they are part of your family and you are part of there flock. Ducks are intelligent creatures and are extremely adaptable to situations. In your situation, they are most definitely your pets and a significant part of your life and vice versa. Just because it has two waddled feet instead of four does not mean it is any less of a pet.
If you had grabbed some mallards from the lake, put diapers on them, forced them inside and ignored there quacks for freedom as they sit by the back door then yeah your mom has a point, but short of that.............
oh, and yeah, its your house.....your rules.