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- Dark Sider
Odd you can only see 2011!
We are here. What's up? I have Runner girls and a Buff drake.
Edited by Amiga - 12/9/15 at 4:29pm
I have only 3 Runners, 2 are male. Tonight I saw 1 male dragging his (penis)??????? It was caked with dried mud. Heres the crazy part - I washed all the dirt off because I was afraid that if he retracted it with all of that on him, infection would follow. But he never retracted it. Has anyone seen this before?? I have no idea what to do.
It's called prolapsed phallus, and you are doing the right thing.
It can become quite serious - so please do not be embarrassed.
Keeping it clean, and trying to get him to retract it is important.
Some time in a tub of lukewarm water may help him pull himself together (it is a challenge to remain completely clinical about this, I apologize).
He may need to have a few days away from the female - hormones can affect this situation.
You may also need to put something like KY jelly on it to keep the tissue from drying out - if the tissue dries or gets infected, then it's really serious and it may need to be cut. Yikes. That's a job for the vet.
If it doesn't go back in in a couple of days, if possible I'd get him to a vet.
See if you can get ahold of Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks - it includes mention of this condition. I really would encourage you to let him float in lukewarm water a couple of times a day.
- Poop Inspector
Dang, I am really concerned now. The very tip appeared quite dry. I think I will call around to see if any vet in my area will treat ducks. Till then, I will keep trying to keep it clean, in the hope that he will retract it.
Thank you so much for the info- what a crazy thing!!