Gosling throwing up???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cici_p, May 5, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't remember this with my last ducklings. . .but I have seen both my current ducklings and my gosling, "spit up" after eating or drinking. It is not just what is in their mouth, but regurgitation, like a baby spits up. They shake their head and it flings out in this big, mucusy string, complete with food bits. . .It seems to be worse with the gosling--when I take her out to bond with her, she will usually during a 30 minute period do this at least twice. It literally is just like a baby spitting up.
    Is this normal, or is something wrong?
    Everything else seems fine, they are healthy, happy, little piggies. Plenty of eating and pooping.
    I am feeding them waterfowl/gambird feed from manna pro and once a day I grind up greens and oatmeal and mix them in. I also sprinkle parakeet grit on their foot at least once a day.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody??
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    I have only seen them do it when they get excited. If they come to you, they are excited to be with you [​IMG] if they try to excape the stress causes them to sick up!
     

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