Does my duck have a cold?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by supermommy, May 7, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what is going on but I really hope its nothing! I just went to take my 3 mallard babies out of the bathtub after there nightly swim, and one of them had water comming out of his beak..Well then it started comming out of his nostrills. His quack sounds congested and he is sneezing as well. My Husband says it almost seems mucusy because its slimy and whiteish color. He seems to be acting ok. Eating and drinking fine! Any idea's on what it could be or suggestions to clear it up?

    They are about 1 1/2 months old! Thanks so much for any help!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for responding... Im really hoping someone can help with this!
     
  4. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone????
     
  5. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the droppings like? The mucus is cause for concern. Water from the beak or nostrils after head dunking or submerged swimming is normal.
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    Ducks can get little colds... Mine do from time to time... they get runny noses and will sometimes even cough. You have to keep and eye on them, make sure it's not lasting a long time or if they show worsening syptoms. If they can't breathe well, or develop other symptoms, it's best to get them on some antibiotics.
     

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