I should have started on the Purina chick starter from the beginning. I got it yesterday but he didn't like it, all he wanted was the black
beans, rice and quinoa. He is a mallard and was left by his mom. I brought him home put him under a warm light. He was doing so well with lots of energy. He is 3 weeks now. He is now weak, and really not able to even walk. Day 2 of this .
I really think when he ate a bit of an avocado (which I did not know was toxic) made him ill. Or there was something wrong from the start.
I rescued a mallard egg and incubated it years ago and it was a totally different situation. Maybe because it became domesticated. When it was old enough I was able to take it back to the pond with the others and no problem. I was happy to see him fit right in and actually fly.
I just don't like watching this duckling slowly get worse.