My Bullwinkle has been gradually developing issues balancing himself over the past 6 months or so. At first, he would just stumble every now and then, and I attributed it to him being fat and not graceful, lol, as he has always been very big for his breed - he's a Mallard but can barely get off the ground. Then in May or June, I noticed he was wobbling a lot more, as shown in this video. He wasn't this bad all the time, I just managed to catch a bit of it on video. You can see near the end he starts to take off walking pretty well. This one was about two weeks ago, although I wasn't really videoing his balancing problems, but rather what he thought of kale, lol. And this is him in the shower last weekend. He does much better in the water, obviously. You can still tell that something isn't right with his legs though. And that water was clean before I put him in - that's how dirty he gets sitting around in poo all the time. He is pretty much unable to stand up straight unless he is leaning his rear on something. Also, because of this, he's now got wet feather on his rear and belly because he can't reach back there to preen. At first, I tried just putting brewer's yeast in their food, and that didn't seem to make any difference. Then, on the advice of an avian vet cousin of mine in NC, I made sure he got lots of swimming time every day, to give his legs some exercise and to give him a break in case it was a pulled muscle or something. This went on for weeks and didn't seem to help. Last week I gave up and I brought him inside to live in my shower, and after watching him all weekend, called my vet's office on Monday. Of their (at least) four vets on staff, they felt confident that only one was knowledgeable enough about ducks to help, and she wasn't in on Mondays, so on Tuesday, I drove him down there. She examined him, and thought that it was likely neurological (possibly a brain tumor, although the study she referenced was about crested ducks, it turns out), but just in case it wasn't, she gave me Baytril and a steroid in injectable form (5 doses). We are two doses in and no improvement so far. He was never injured that I'm aware of (I'm very over-protective - they are rarely out of my sight if free-ranging, and in a super-safe pen the rest of the time), and he has no other symptoms that I can tell. The vet didn't mention anything else being wrong with him other than what I already knew about, which are all secondary symptoms: wet feather, some spots on his hocks from sitting on them so much outside, and one of the other boys had poked him in the eye and made it foam up a little (which is a big chunk of why I brought him inside). His appetite is great, and his energy level is fine. He tries to get around and preen himself and be a normal duck. His feather quality/condition only recently started to suffer, and it's not for lack of him trying. He had lost some weight recently, but I think that was because he couldn't get to the food bowl as often as he wanted, because when presented with food, he eats plenty! He is never more than 2 ft from food and water now, so I imagine he will put the weight back on soon. I've been giving him vitamins & electrolytes in his water and brewer's yeast in his food since he's been inside. The only thing the vet didn't check for, and I forgot to ask about, is if he could've eaten something he shouldn't have, but I would think the symptoms would've appeared much more quickly and he would have other issues besides balance...right? Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I really hope someone out there has some good advice for this sweet boy. <3 P.S. If you have no advice on what could be wrong and/or how to help, do you have any ideas how I can keep him clean? He sits around in the poo, but if I put him in the water to clean him off, he stays wet for hours and hours because half of him is no longer waterproof. P.P.S And yes, he is slow to molt, lol...always has been. I think the other boys' heads will be green again before he gets rid of his green, haha.