Duck has labored breathing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by austroberta, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. austroberta

    austroberta Songster

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    One of my ducks is making a continuous whispy sort of noise and is constantly open her bill to let the sound out. Her whole chest area seems to be heaving. I don't recall that she was breathing like that this afternoon. She's been active all day. I went out to run an errand and then came back and gave everyone some food and lettuce. A little bit later, I noticed she was making the strange, continuous noise and then opening her bill constantly. Does anyone have any insight?
     
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  3. austroberta

    austroberta Songster

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    Hi Duckworth. I'm so sorry, but I don't understand the post.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    the @casportpony sent an alert to me and @Ravynscroft to let us know we should look at this thread.

    Can you post a video of your duck? To post a video here you need to upload to vimeo or youtube then post the link here.
     
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  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Are her nares clogged? Shine light through one side, it should go clear through...
     
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  6. austroberta

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    Ok. Thanks so much! My husband is trying to take a video, but the lighting is poor, so you can't really see anything. The best visual I can give is she's doing the panting that ducks do when they are hot, combined with a very faint, slightly raspy sound and a slightly heaving chest. I gave her some peas and now the rasping sound has gone away and the panting as well, but there is still a little but of the heaving chest, although it seems to have slowed down a bit. She's around 10 weeks old and I haven't noticed any health issues in her. She seemed fine this morning and even this afternoon.

    I'm not sure if it was her, but one of my 3 ducks ate a big spider today.
     
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  7. austroberta

    austroberta Songster

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    Her nares are fine and I don't see any discharge. Her eyes are fine and she doesn't seem to be lethargic.
     
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    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Just to reassure, eating a spider shouldn't cause any harm... most of mine won't even eat them, but I have 1 duck that eats HUGE ones on a regular basis, and it never bothers her...
     
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    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Is he using a cell phone to take video? If so, have him turn the flash on instead of on auto and it should turn on the light for video...
     
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  10. austroberta

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    Thanks so much and sorry for the delay. I never really film or post videos, so I'm on a learning curve. Here's the video. Her breathing is not quite as labored as it was before, but it's still somewhat labored. If you need me to take additional videos, please let me know.



    As mentioned in the previous post, she's not opening her bill constantly when she breathes, and I no longer hear that slight rasping sound I heard before.
     
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