Hey all. I have been bitten with the bird bug and it's not going away! I'm nineteen, and have been smitten with the horse bug for the past six years, and recently this past year I have suddenly been obsessed with birds, mainly Geese and Ducks. I think I'm crazy. LOL. I am on the fence about either wanting a Duck or a Goose. I have been trying to convince my parents to let me get one but they're still arguing no. We do live in the city. With a tall fenced yard on all four sides. I'm planning, if this happens of course, on this to be an indoor pet, if I get one. Incubating an egg, because I would like the experience of an imprinted baby. It would be my responsibility. I have a lot of free time aside from work, with nothing really to do at the moment and I think this would be a fun experience. We have two small dogs, but they have always been sweet to other dogs and our old cat, Sammy when we had him before he passed away. We also have a small parrotlet, Tinker, that has free run of the house and both him and our dogs don't seem to mind each other. I've been doing a lot of research this past year, on and off again about Ducks/Geese, not surprisingly I haven't been able to find a lot of information on keeping them as pets. I did however, recently find 'The Goose Mother'; the woman who invented the Duck Diaper. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with those? I'm planning on buying her book here in the next couple of weeks. My parent's main concern is it being messy. (And loud) We do have wood flooring, so I'm think that it would be an easy clean-up if we did have any accidents outside of a diaper. So, questions I guess. 1. Duck or a Goose? I have heard a multiple of different things. I know both are equally intelligent and fun loving. Though Geese seem to have a bad rap for being temperamental around humans. I'm looking for a breed with an even, sweet temperament. Quiet (or just not overly loud). Friendly. 2. I have read somewhere that Pekin Ducks cannot fly. Does anyone know if that is true or not? Are there any other breeds that are not capable of flight? How are they around people? I would feel a bit safer if knew the breed of duck/goose was not capable of flying. 3. Does anyone have any experiences with anything from the Goose Mother site? 4. And does anyone have experience with an indoor pet goose/duck. If so, could you please share? I would appreciate it, Thanks all!