Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LeBlackbird, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    You totally should get some! They're just like tiny puppy dogs, so cute and friendly. <3
     
  2. Ledgewood7

    Ledgewood7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for young Call Duck hen in the Connecticut area. My hen was recently killed by a coyote :( and my drake is lonley. Looking for a young Call duck hen, any color, for a mate for my boy.
     
  3. Julie Birb

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    I wish. My landlady wouldn't have it. But isn't Wobbles mostly an indoor webbed girlie? How do you keep things in order if she is?
     
  4. Amykins

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    Yep, she's an indoor duckie! She's pretty easy to maintain, she wears a diaper during the day, has a daily swim in the bathtub on days we can't walk her to the pond, and has an indoor enclosure during the night! She loves to snuggle and doesn't seem to mind being inside at all.

    I need to get her a buddy, though. :/ She's not lonely or depressed or anything, I just need to be able to leave the house for once, LOL!
     
  5. Buck Oakes

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    What if she had a bunny buddy?
     
  6. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    that sounds feasible. Not to ask a weird question but, how often do you have change her? Could you manage another little duck buddy in your house?
     
  7. Amykins

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    a;sljda;lsdajdjal; HECK NO!!!!! Rabbits are evil, terrifying hell-beasts and I refuse to keep one in my house!! You have no idea how hard it was to handle them during my internship ><;; ...Heh, ehh...also on a far less irrational level, she probably wouldn't bond with it.

    It depends on her diaper, I have one that needs changing after an hour or two, and another that can last up to four. I think I could handle it okay, since if she could bond with it and stop panicking when I left the room, I could keep them both in their indoor enclosure while I found work, did errands, rekindled my social life, etc.

    That's not to say I'm unhappy, well...other than the work thing. I adore her and wouldn't trade her for the world! But it's been months since I saw my friends on a Saturday night, and with Halloween coming up I'm a little lonely knowing I have to miss out on my favorite holiday.
     
  8. Going Quackers

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    LOL rabbits are not evil that said i do agree, not suitable as a duck friend, ducks are flock animals and would benefit from another duck, they chatter away, share experiences etc.

    No matter how hard we try we cannot replace what another duck can provide, so i do think your looking for a friend is acting in wobbles best interest, shouldn't be to difficult with two. I had four in my house... the ones i had to assist hatch and imprinted... if anything it will provide expanded entertainment mine loved the tub.

    They live outside now though, beside their family.... i ended up with two pairs, funny huh?
     
  9. Amykins

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    No you're wrong, they're evil! Have you ever heard a rabbit growl? It's horrifying! Also every last one I know that's allowed to roam their owners' houses has been vicious. Even the owners say they attack just about anyone that comes to their door. They're out to kill me! [​IMG]



    As for me Quacks, two is my absolute maximum. Wobbles is perfectly happy, she's never shown any signs of boredom, loneliness or frustration, but as a result she has to be with me 24/7. Getting a second bird is more for me than it is for her, lol! I hope she'll bond with another duck...what if it's too late? What if it imprints on her, but she wants nothing to do with it? What if I end up with TWO ducks that lose their minds if they can't be near mama?
     
  10. Buck Oakes

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    if its going to bond with her then it'll have to be a baby so wobbles can get used to it while its still at an early age
     

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