If people are going to have pets - in this case, ducks - please, if your not going to have them for life
do them a favour and don't raise them like their your children, your not doing them any favours.
As some of you know i had two Muscovy ducks, sadly we lost one through illness at about 6/7weeks.
I also have 4 free roaming chooks.
Quacker, my duck, was raised with the chooks and lives splendidly with them.
I then read someone was giving away a Pekin duck and thought it might be nice
to have a friend for Quacker. She arrived Saturday (i was gobsmacked by her size...lol)
Anyway the people that brought her here, she hovered around them, i thought that's fine
she's used to them - then the guy picked her up and put her in the pool, thinking that was fine too
never did i realise that that was normal for this duck :o
I can tell, she has been hand fed, lifted into the pool and always had a 'human' in her sight.
Now i am trying to gently make her realise she is a duck.
She is loud for the most part - unless i am sitting outside with her, i have to lift her into the pool
which she thoroughly loves once in it and almost seperate her while feeding as she has no idea
when trying to get her share with the chooks and Quacker.
She sleeps in the chook pen, as does Quacker, but she starts her racket at 4.30am
I have to get up and let her out and pretty much let her see me the entire time or she goes off.
(i have no where else for her to sleep, and i don't think it would matter unless she was in bed with me :/
and that's not gunna happen.)
I have done this for 3 days, as i do have the time for it (i do grab a nap through the day too...lol)
I am going to have to drop a note in my surrounding neighbours letter boxes to be patient while i
de humanise her.
Animals make the most wonderful pets - but that's what they are = pets, not humans.