Goose panting?

Leader Bee

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My little gosling sometimes sits with me and goes to sleep; he is often quite happy with this for a while but then he will start to pant - it's not hot and he has recently had a drink so I'm confused if this panting is from stress or if they just get really thirsty very quickly..I put him back in his brooder and this stopped he's sat under his electric hen but keeps wanting to jump out to be with me, I really hope I'm not stressing him out by having him in my lap because I'd feel terrible

 
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Leader Bee

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Yes absolutely...there is plenty in his brooder it's just when he is sat with me - he doesn't get up to go look for any if he is sat with me though.
 

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Okay well you are putting off heat and so is he. Maybe that does it,I know when I hold any of my birds or dogs for that matter boy do they generate heat. How about the other one does that one do it too?
 

Leader Bee

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Okay well you are putting off heat and so is he. Maybe that does it,I know when I hold any of my birds or dogs for that matter boy do they generate heat. How about the other one does that one do it too?
The little one doesn't do it, no, but as soon as I see it I pick them up and point them to their water straight away...I'm worried I'm being a rubbish daddy
 

Leader Bee

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I changed their bedding from towels ( I thought it would be easier to clean) to Timothy hay with no oils or additives as I heard that can be bad for them but a goose will be a goose and they're trying their best to peck at it...with them being so young is that safe?
 

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I’ve noticed my own do that around the same age, I think it has something to do with their ability to thermoregulate adjusting as they grow. There isn’t anything necessarily wrong, you just have to be extra careful for their needs. One minute they’re hot, the next they’re cold....
 

Leader Bee

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I’ve noticed my own do that around the same age, I think it has something to do with their ability to thermoregulate adjusting as they grow. There isn’t anything necessarily wrong, you just have to be extra careful for their needs. One minute they’re hot, the next they’re cold....

Didn't know that! I was getting worried I could be stressing them out or harming them in some way but will always lead them to water the moment I notice
 

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