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Do your ducks know tricks?

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

  1. Luminide

    Luminide Chirping

    Jun 6, 2013
    Northeast Indiana
    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 Chirping

    May 7, 2013
    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 Loving this country life Premium Member

    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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