My wife & I have been wanting a pet duck. The local humane society has a duck that we are considering adopting. She was found as a stray by the side of road. She isn't skittish, and doesn't mind when we enter her kennel, but she also doesn't come up to you, and if you try to pet her she moves just out of reach. They say she is 2 years old. So the big question we want to know from the experts is...how likely is it that a 2 year old with that type of temperament would warm up to us? We want a duck to be a family pet/companion, not just hang it in the backyard! She looks like a pekin muscovy mix - I have no idea if that's what she is...she just looks like it, all white with a small red wattle-like thing (no idea what that's really called) on her face. We love the idea of a duck that's not loud, like the muscovy, but we think muscovies are ugly (sorry, I know there's lots of people here who love them and that's great, just our opinion) but because her wattle-thing is small we both think she's adorable. In the 3 weeks she's been there they say she hasn't made any noise. We've read a lot of stuff about ducks, but everything we've read talks about getting a duckling. One big potential problem there is we have 2 cats, one of whom is a very accomplished huntress, so getting a duck that's already bigger than the cats would eliminate that threat. There's also not exactly a lot of duck availability here on Maui. We also have a dog that's a small animal lover (in a friend way, not a dinner way) who hopefully would become friends with the duck (in a previous place I lived with a previous dog, my next door neighbor had a duck and they were good friends, hanging out together and following each other around like a little flock!).