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Do ducks eat live fish?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wyo Chick, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Songster

    I was thinking about getting my ducks a treat of live fish. Do they eat them? And what kind?

  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    They LOVE them! When I had ducks I would go to the pet store and buy feeders, come home and dump them in their baby pool, and watch the fun!
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    They LOVE them! I get mine feeder fish.
    If they've never had them, it's really cute to watch them when you give them to them the first time. They'll be afraid of them for a minute. [​IMG]
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Apr 16, 2011
    Pinallas Park, Florida
    Yes! And they love them!!! They can eat feeder goldfish, minows, and guppys. I get mine some every week and dump them into the bath tub with them. Its pretty fun to watch [​IMG]
  5. Nu Chix To Cash

    Nu Chix To Cash Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Central Iowa
    Mine LOVE them too! I was LMAO the other day because we got two new mallards and I put a few feeder fish in their pool (I buy a bunch, put them in the stock tank and then scoop them out as needed). She found them right away and went to town. He..........well he was having issues. Instead of grabbing the fish he would grab her foot and would pull up on it thinking he had a fish. She was not amused. LOL I was though. [​IMG]
  6. DuckiesAndBees

    DuckiesAndBees Chirping

    Apr 7, 2011
    I just got my ducks feeder fish for the first time last night. At first they would try to slowly move towards them, but of course the fish swam away. They were not used to treats that could get away! They did pick it up pretty fast though, and all 15 fishies were gone in about 5 minutes.

    Question: where have you guys found the cheapest feeder fish? I know they're $.28 each at Wal-mart and $.17 each at Petco. Anyone found better prices?
  7. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Our Petco has them for $0.15 a piece. Our ducks love them. The kids love to watch them chase down the fish.


  8. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Songster

    i am so excited they love fish. I wanted to give them a treat and exercise! Now I have to find a place in town that has them. Our Walmart does not sell fish anymore and no petstore. Maybe a gas station that sells minnows for fishing? I love to watch my ducks get excited over treats.[​IMG]
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:No, that sounds about right. Maybe a bait store would be cheaper if you have one close to you?
  10. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Songster

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, Connecticut
    They love fish! I would get minnows/shiners from a local bait store. I never feed them 'feeder' fish from pet stores as they are often sickly and unhealthy. Minnows/shiners would be ducks natural food in the wild/pond setting.
    macyduck likes this.

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