Baby Duck Feet!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ovidia17, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Ovidia17

    Ovidia17 Hatching

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    I am new to the whole ducks as pets thing. I thoroughly enjoy having my two babies around and I especially enjoy holding them and watching them play. However, for two nights in a row I have had them on the couch with me and they have scratched me up really bad with their little nails as they were trying to get comfy. I don't dare clip them or do anything like that but they really hurt and even this morning my arm is on fire! Is there anything I can do that won't hurt them but at the same time they won't keep slicing me apart? Thanks in advance! :)
     

  2. LaurelC

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    Try filing them!
     
  3. Ovidia17

    Ovidia17 Hatching

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    Thanks I will try for sure. I just wasn't sure if it was an ok thing to do.
     
  4. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Songster

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    If they go in a brooder then using sand as a litter will help keep them filed down and also cleaner.
     
  5. Ovidia17

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    Thanks for the tip. They are definitely going outside when they get bigger. Sand works for me. :D
     
  6. pinusresinosa

    pinusresinosa Songster

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    Is that them in your profile pic? My goodness, cuties!

    I have one that will cuddle with me but she does have daggers on her feet, especially now that she's older. I think of scratches like kitten scratches- they don't mean to do it, hurts, but forgivable.

    Filing would make it better of course as suggested. Advice I could take myself.
     
  7. Ovidia17

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    That IS them in my profile picture. They are much bigger now and are losing their adorable yellow fluff. I am going to try filing their nails today. Hopefully it will go smoothly and I can do it without getting cut to pieces. If you file yours... Good luck! :thumbsup
     

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