Do ducks need a mate? Does it matter if the duck is a male? I'm caretaking my mom's house and I've grown really attached to the mallard I hand raised since I moved in. We're pretty attached to each other but I'm wondering if it would be better to leave him at the house with the two other muscovies or if when I move out if it would be okay to take him with me. Just curious about other people's experiences raising a lone duck. If I take him with me there is a good chance I will end up getting one more.