Baby duckling toys??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NiftyChick, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. NiftyChick

    NiftyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! This may seem like a really silly question, but as they are inside the house now and just in a crate w/shavings, water, food and each other, there's not much to occupy our two new little ducklings. We're enjoying getting to know them, but since I can't supervise the kids w/them all the time the ducklings are spending a great deal of time by themselves
    where the kids can't get into them.

    Has anyone found anything baby ducks like to play with? Do ducks get bored?

    Thanks!

    NiftyChick
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    As long as there are the 2 of them, I dont think they will get bored....maybe after the kids go to bed, you can go get them out, and hold them, talk to them for a bit.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I used to try to put toys in with ducklings. Theyacted like it was a secret recipe marinade module.
    I would just spend time handling them and cuddling and talking to them. And stroking their little bills and webbed feets would be soothing to them (and me). Mine used to love to sit in my hand and nod off.
     
  4. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shouldn't you maybe have a heat lamp unless u want them to die!
     
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She said they are indoors right now, they'll be fine.
     
  6. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they need a temperature of 35/36 degrees c... i doubt anyone keeps their house that hot day and night...
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I put a turkey feather duster in the corner and taped it at a level so they could hide under it. They spent a lot of time peeking out and then running under it. I also put a little mirror in the brooder. JJ and Bungie thought the thawed french cut green beans I put in their dish were toys [​IMG]

    Eventually they figured out they were supposed to eat them but they seemed to have fun dragging them around too.

    When they get bigger, give them some feeder goldfish. Now THAT is a great duck toy! [​IMG]
     
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  8. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the cylindrical cardboard part of a loo roll... depending on their size of course
     
  9. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats a great idea!!!!
     
  10. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feeder goldfish... as a toy... cruel much?!
     

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