Duck Acts Drunk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tonini3059, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Hubby posted this in the duck section so I copy and pasted it here. Hence the wording...
    I just went to check on my ducks and I noticed one that was staggering around like it was drunk. She is able to get up and move and acts like a normal duck, albeit drunk. She would start to walk them stagger to one side and fall done or she would stand up tall then fall over. I put her in the wash tub and she swims but shakes a lot, and didn't defecate when I put her in the warm water, which is unusual, they all seem to do that as soon as they hit the water. Sorry to be so ambiguous, but I do not know how better to describe it, so help if you can and ask questions and I will do my best to answer them so we can help my duck.
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Although I have had no experience in this, it sounds like his equilibrium is off. Perhaps he has an ear infection of some sort?? I sure hope he gets better. But that's about the only thing that came to mind with your description.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Take it to the vet.

    This could be a bad infection or a neurological problem.
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I don't think it is an equilibrium problem, she is having bad tremors and is shaking so I think that is why she is having balance problems.
     

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