Originally Posted by Amykins
Dogs and cats are not ducks. They are flock animals. They need a friend. To deny them that is cruelty, even if it's the last thing you ever wanted to inflict on your precious baby birb. It's a lesson I had to learn the hard way.
I have to agree, ducks are not cats or dogs, even if they do live in the house. Cats and dogs are "meant" to be house pets, and are domesticated. Ducks need a flock mate. They need someone to socialize with. Luda seems very happy with her owner and that is probably because she is with someone most of her day. If Luda was hatched singly by her owner, that would be completely different than having taken a duck away from a flock. A friend of a family member had a duck that lived many years being singly hatched by him. He was an indoor/outdoor duck, and made friends with a roadrunner and played with him everyday. Ducks that are singly hatched don't need another duck, they will be happy and fine with their human owners