bonding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dembones, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. dembones

    dembones Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had my ducks for about 2 mouths. I'm out there most days talking to em and feeding them meal worms out of my hands but that's the only time they want to no me (sad face) just wandering if there's anything else I can do to make a good bond with them. There's 1 male and 2 females
     
  2. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are just over 6 months now and I had them from a couple of days old.
    Mine are the same..only really want to know me when I have food but I have started to pick Sybil up every night or any opportunity and talk to her whilst stroking the top of her head.
    It relaxes her and she enjoys a cuddle now but that is taken a looong time!
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had mine since 2 weeks and they are 3 months old now. I can't even get them to eat out of my hands. They give up once I pick them up but I have to corner them to do that. I think to get them to trust you takes a long, long time and even then I think some are more apt than others to be friendly.
     
  4. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm interesting. I would just get up in their space (preferably in a small area) and hang out with them for hours a day. While laying down, and talking sometimes, but leaving them mostly alone, and when the moment feels right, putting food on chests :p

    I haven't had this problem before but that's what I would do. Be close together. Associating you with fun helps. Food is a 'cheap' fun but it works
     
  5. dembones

    dembones Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice think I am going to combine all of the advice given and see how far I get
     

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