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Duck is Stumbling, Falling, Flipping Over - Any Advice? - *Video*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mburpo, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. mburpo

    mburpo Chirping

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    Picked this guy up the other day. My wife likes special needs animals. He stumbles, falls over backwards, then had trouble uprighting itself. Was told it's about a month old.

     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    to start with, put something less slippery under the bedding... possibly the rubbery shelf/drawer liner stuff?
     
  3. mburpo

    mburpo Chirping

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    Well, that's on the to do list for today. I just stuck the poor thing in there for a bit last night. The thing is, He does the same thing on carpet, linoleum, grass, gravel, dirt, etc... However, it walks better and flips itself over better on the linoleum! Grass is the hardest for it. I started adding Merrick's Blue Ribbon to its water last night.

    I'm definitely going to be adding a rubbery material at the bottom of his little box, tho.

    For some reason, I want to lean towards it being weak legs.

    He swims like a champ, btw. I stuck him in the tub the other night and he made lap after lap at full speed.
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    The swimming sounds like good physical (occupational?) therapy... I would keep that up and maybe with time he will get stronger and better balance? [​IMG]
    Don't know what Blue Ribbon is, but vitamins couldn't hurt? [​IMG]
     
  5. mburpo

    mburpo Chirping

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    Blue Ribbon is a vitamin/electrolyte pack containing a bunch 'o vitamins, including a niacin supplement. Powder mixed in the drinking water.
     

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