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Foaming mouth ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rosewarrior, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Rosewarrior

    Rosewarrior Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I have 3 welsh harlequin female ducklings and 2 of them foam at the mouth sometimes. Do they have a medical problem? It is just spity bubbles, I have never seen this before, please help me! They are all 5 days old. And cute as a button!
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds pretty normal for ducklings. They're still just getting used to using their bodies to eat and drink. In humans, it's spit-up.

    Enjoy your babies!
     
  3. Rosewarrior

    Rosewarrior Out Of The Brooder

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    Ohh! Ok, I was afraid that they might have rabies of something, but yes is does look like spit -up. Thank you very much!
     
  4. Novaleigh

    Novaleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad this thread existed! I just got some ducklings today, and one of my Mallards, Cupcake, started to make spit bubbles!
     
  5. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they do it when you pick them up fast, jostle them... squeez them funny...
     

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