Do your ducks know tricks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Luminide, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Luminide

    Luminide Out Of The Brooder

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    It baffles me why I a google search for this comes up with nothing. I've found my ducks to be incredibly smart...smarter than my lap dogs, even. So far I have a female pekin who knows how to 'beg' (I think that counts), several more pekins who hop up and down for a treat, and a little muscovy girl who'll fly up and perch on my arm to eat on command. Her wings are half clipped right now, but I hope to work with her this spring and teach a few falconry commands. (A tentative wish.)

    Anyone else have trained ducks?
     
  2. RouenDuck

    RouenDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At one point my welsh harlequin, Isabelle, was trained to come to me when I wiggled my finger. Then she tried to hatch eggs and she forgot and I never bothered to teach her again because she would probably forget every time she went broody.[​IMG] She still quacks every time I call her name, though.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Most of my Muscovy's love to catch treats in mid air. usually it has to be bread since most everything else s too small, but they love to catch. and when I whistle they all come running because they know that means dried mealworms. and my one drake who my dh and I raised from hatch likes to pull on my pants leg for attention and he loves to be fed from my hand. But of all my Scovy's he can't catch worth a lick, LOL
     

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