Wasn't sure where to post this but I have a lot of questions. My boyfriend conceded to me getting ducks for several reasons. First it's made a great distraction from my upcoming surgery that was causing me high anxiety, heart burn, and acid reflux. Second because I said I would stop asking for a puppy if he let me, and third was because I've wanted one since my mom told me about how my dad gave her one as a gift while they were dating. She passed away three years ago.
Don't get me wrong we both love them, but we never intended to get four. We went into a local store and there were only two tiny itty bitties left so we bought them. We already had gotten two older ones which my bf gave some interesting and not acceptable names so they are Daisy and Donald. Donlad has a huge attitude and Daisy is pretty sweet but they were much older than our newest two and we can't trust them together. Donald is a big jerk to the little guys, and he has it out for Leo, our only rouen. We wound up with three Pekin, Daisy, Donald, and Belle. We've been trying to join them but the size difference and Donald's behavior is concerning. Any hints on how to intro them together would be awesome!
Right now we have the large ones in the bath tub and the babies in a plastic tub for night and a 4' play pen for day time. We are struggling to keep up with their growth. Any ideas on how to deal with them inside until it stays warm enough for them to be out, and when we get our house, Both houses we are looking at already have space preset for them. So basically any ideas to get us by would be greatly appreciated.
Also cleaning up after them. We clean them daily both body and living space. Part of why we put the two in the tub is because we can spray it out whenever. They stay plenty warm and get two hours of swim time a day at least. They, as weird as this may seem, like being in the shower with us. They love the shower head. Is there anything that is best to use to sanitize things? I'm terrified of getting harmful chemicals on them. So far I have only used Dawn and vinegar water.
The other question I have is how do I figure an approximate age? Both are at different ages obviously but they weren't able to give us an age at the stores.
And my final question is it normal for them to want to sit on your shoulder all the time? And nuzzle against your face? I try to avoid this because I know they can get me sick but I don't understand why they do it.