Lonely Duck Please Help
I raised my house duck this way. I gave him two stuffed animal ducks to cuddle with while I was at school and when I got him I played and cuddled him until it was time for duckling bedtime. I kept his brooder in my room so he could see and hear me. Though his light and his peeping made sleeping hard. Some people give solo ducklings a mirror along with a stuffed animal so they feel less alone. Spend time with them when you get home and they'll be happy.
I understand that it's possible for ducks to live this way, but if a duck is raised this way it can likely never be introduced to a domestic flock or even live outdoors.
I originally bought three ducklings from an ad I seen on Kijiji.
I posted an ad looking for Call ducklings the following week. A breeder of Call ducklings only had one black one left because the first buyer only wanted the yellow ducklings. The poor little thing cried all the time before it came here. It is a week older than my other three. When I popped him in with the others he snuggled right up to them and is a very happy little duckling now.
I really isn't fair to only have one duck. Two are as easy to care for as one. They are much happier having another duck to play, cuddle and learn duck things with. When you were little did you only want to play with your Mom and by yourself? Ducklings and Ducks need another duck for security and companionship.