Can a ducks beak heal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover101202, May 22, 2010.

  1. ducklover101202

    ducklover101202 Out Of The Brooder

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    My dad did something stupid. He took the rat next to the 2 week old duckling because he wanted to see what would happen. The rat bit the ducklings beak and the duckling cried. He is ok now. He just has a cut on his beak. The skin came off. Could the cut on the beak heal? How long does it usually take to heal on a duck?
     
  2. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it will heal...it might take a while tho...
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    bills will heal given enough time and if it's kept clean. Depending on where the cut is, you may want to put some neosporin on it (as only as it's not by the mouth opening).

    My duck ming mei had a slight neurotic behavior when she was younger and kept clicking things with her bill to investigate. She actually wore a little whole in the tip of her beak. I had to remove or pad everything she kept clicking and it got better over time.

    Edited to add- Luckily she stopped doing this quickly... and hasn't done it since.... ducks are silly sometimes
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010

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