Hi all! We got our 2 Pekin ducklings just over 2 weeks ago. They were a few days old, and they have been a messy joy since we got them, LOL! My question is, one of the ducks, "Zach", peeps loudly every time I leave, or put them in their enclosure (in the house). I figured since we got two they would keep each other company for times that I can't attend to them!? I have handled them both a lot, and frequently, since we got them. "Affie", does whatever "Zach" does. So if he comes running to me, she does too. The last few days she has also been jumping up on my lap for a quick nap before Zach does, so I am hoping she will come around and not be intimidated by humans. They both LOVE being towel dried after a quick swim in the tub.
My next question is, Zach is always chirping/peeping. Quite the chatty duckling (which I love!!). Affie is usually very quiet. In the last few days, he has been making a chirping/honking sound. Now, I have no clue of the gender of the ducklings, so Zach may actually turn out to be "Zacharina" :P But is it normal for ducklings around three weeks of age to start working on their quack? Here is a pic of the two bundles of joy :D Affie is the one just "chillin", while Zach is preening.