Hello! I'm new to this community but thought the members would have some good advice for me. About a week and a half ago my hubby found a wild mallard duckling all by itself. Searched all day for any sign of any ducks at all and found nothing. So he brought the duckling home. It was tiny. Couldn't have been more than a day old if that. Since then it's been in a brooder with heat lamp, stuffed duck, water, and unmediated chick starter, etc. So far it's doing well and growing. We also try to catch small grasshoppers for it to eat and it quite enjoys that. Had a few questions for anyone that knows... 1. Can ducklings drink tap water? We have been using bottles at room temp. 2. Would it be a good idea to get another duckling for this one to be with? (I can't find much research on diseases being transferred from domestic ducklings to wild ones) I would hate to bring home another duckling only to have it pass on some disease and kill the one we were trying to save in the first place. Any advice would be helpful!