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They can swim from day one. The big thing is that without a mother duck they have zero water resistance. So you have to make sure they don't sink and make sure they don't get chilled. The water temp needs to be at least 90 and it should be a warm room.

Thanks very much.  They have now had 2 swims in warm shallow water in a warm room, followed by towel dry and drying with hair dryer.  Very successful and they just love it!

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Thanks very much for the advice RavynFallen.  They have now had 2 swims in warm shallow water in a warm room, followed by towel dry and drying with hair dryer.  Very successful and they just love it!

Thanks also for the warning about the styrofoam.  Actually we have lined the styrofoam bin with clear plastic sheeting for easy clean-up, and so far it has been impossible for them to reach the actual styrofoam.  But we'll definitely keep this in mind for the future!  And we love the back up and 'clear' pose - too true!! smile.png

Great to hear, and glad to help! They are soooo adorable!! love.gif
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