Okay for the gross question... when my duckling poops, is it normal for his behind to have poop on it? I know they can't wipe, but is it sign of diarrhea? Also I love the convenience of puppy pads but they are so expensive and they really don't seem all that absorbent. So today I picked up a package of bed pads for humans near the Depends isle. They are HUGE (30" x36") for about 8 bucks on sale and can be cut up into a bunch of smaller pads, so overall they are so much cheaper. I am not sure how absorbent they are yet. Has anyone else tried this for their young ducklings?