I have had several pet ducklings in the past, but once they got too big and too messy, a friend of mine with a farm adopted them. I've always said, if ducks didn't poop, they'd make the perfect pet! Now that I have this idea of diapering the duck (thanks to thegoosesmother.com) I think I can finally keep a baby duck for the long haul. This duck will be indoors always, the way an indoor dog would. I'm also considering using this duck as a therapy duck at the hospital I work for. All advice appreciated. I want to hear all of it, good, bad, and ugly! My questions: What is the best breed for my intentions? I heard Cayugas are pretty quiet. If I just have 1 inside the house, will it be calm and quiet most of the time? Feeding? I always imagined you'd have to leave food out all day, but I just saw a forum where a woman with 2 indoor ducks only feeds them twice a day, like you would do with dogs. That certainly sounds more convenient.., and cleaner. Is that possible? Smelly Poop? The ducklings I've had never had smelly poop. Maybe just because they were babies. If I'm diapering them, are they going to stink immediately after their first poop, or will the smell stay away until I change the diaper (approx every 4 hrs). Where to purchase? I only want 1 female duck, (because I heard males get hormonal) Every website I find will send a minimum of 2 or more ducks. Is it safe if they don't have a heat pack? I live in Illinois. Males more hormonal? I want to use this duck as a therapy duck with children, ill, and elderly. Is it true that males are more aggressive due to hormones? Thank you in advance!