Ducks and cat-food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Hi friends,
    I like to do something about my Duckies meal-worm addiction and thought about offering then some cat-food instead. So during the weekend shopping tour I found myself first in a Walmart, then in a Kroger in front of a large shelf with dozens of different types of cat food, unable to decide what to buy...
    Has anybody fed cat food to their ducks and what kind of food have you used?
    I wasn't aware that cats have so many choices!
     
  2. Duckworth

    Duckworth Songster

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    I have supplemented their feed during winter molts with a little dry kitten food. The kibble is smaller in size. I just go with the hard dry stuff. They love it. My ducks get lots of flies and other insects for added protein during warmer months, so I don’t usually supplement then.
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Some cats are picky eaters, some people spoil their cats, there are lots of varieties :gig. My ducks eat the leftover Friskies that my kitties spill or the flavors they don't like. I don't really buy any specifically for the ducks, but they will eat it.
     
  4. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    I just get the Aldi brand dry cat food. I only give a 1/2 handful if that in the summer time but a bit more in the winter. They must like it because it's always gone.
     
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  5. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    My duck and have a meal-worm ritual every morning: I let them out of the house, they all run quacking and wing-flapping to our patio and wait for me to feed them some meal-worms. I started this to gain their trust and so far it worked great, most of them don't mind to be touched by me anymore and a few even tried to hop into my lap.
    It's just that meal-worms are quite expensive in the long run (have not mastered to grow them yet) and i like to offer the ducks some different tasting stuff too. Amazon may run out of meal-worms some time…
     
  6. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    my babies LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I bought them one of those yellow crack balls and when they see it they attack with a vengence! I literally can't stand to touch the nasty things, they creep me out plus they stink!
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Tossing peas is cheap. I don't buy mealworms ever. I give dry cat food during a molt and only a couple of times a week.
     
  8. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    By accident i bought black fly larvae once - those stink - compared to them meal-worms smell delicious! I got used to hand feeding the worms, they're dead and neither bite nor crawl over me and i can wash my hands after the duck-experience.
     
  9. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    I’ve never tried any of these treats, I’ll get my ducks hooked on.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Me either, :wootmine eat feed and don't know when a treat is coming?...
     
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