First, let me start by explaining how I came about this duckling. I am a volunteer and board member of a local parrot rescue (I have three parrots of my own). We received a message via Facebook about two found ducklings, where the mother was presumed dead.
I explained that we (the shelter) do not take any wild birds, etc...only parrots. However, I personally would take them and raise them to give them a chance at life.
I got them both last Monday (5/31). As soon as I saw the two, I knew one of them would not survive. He seemed splay-legged and would tip over. We kept him comfortable over night, but he passed away before morning.
The surviving duck, which we will call Ducky, has been doing great. He eats his food, drinks water, and plays around. He has imprinted on me already and follows me, well...like a duckling to a momma duck.
He swims really well too, of course. He was fine this morning when I left for work. But when I got home, I noticed he looked 'crooked'. He walks around a little different. His left leg kicks out a lot when he tries to swim.
Can anyone give me any ideas??
This is when I got him:
These were taken June 5th.
These were taken today, June 7th.