help!!!! my 5 week old duckling is constantly panting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aleciasayshii, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and its been happening for two weeks or so and im really worried about him. He only pants when he sits down and breathes really fast until he gets tired from doing it and falls asleep.
    it keeps scaring me.
    i'm wondering if i should go see a vet.

    and what bothers me is the fact that he lives inside and he is rarely outside.
    i dont think i could bear with loosing my little mustard [​IMG]
    this is what his panting looks like:
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    im not sure if that helps...
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    is he under a heat lamp?? could he be getting over heated?
     
  3. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No he's not under a heat lamp whatso ever! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well, I hope he doesn't have what JJ had. She was 6 weeks old, started having heavy breathing last night and she died today. One of the diseases I looked up that could be the cause was a fungal infection. Is mustard in a damp area?

    I would call the vet if I were you.
     
  5. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know....here's a bump for the thread.
     
  6. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think male heavy ducklings pant more than any other. We have a peking drake duckling and he gets winded easily right now. He's growing and fat, and just walking a few hundred feet gets him all flustered.

    I wouldnt freak out too too much.
     
  7. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I also dont know if he's a male either. I have no clue of his gender haha. I just dont want to take him to the vet because it's going to be costly [​IMG]
     
  8. aleciasayshii

    aleciasayshii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and no he's not in a damp area, I clean his cage every two days and he's rarely in there as it is.
    my house isn't very damp so im just kind of lost.
     
  9. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am so sorry to hear about JJ.[​IMG]
     
  10. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck's do that alot when they are on bankets. Try giving your baby a cool bath. Not cold or anything just cool so they can cal themselves. When they are that young you want to watcht em VERY closely so they dont drown. Yes ducks can drown thats how i lost one of mine.

    I do hope its not much to worry about. Try just letting it walk around and not go on the blanket too ^^!

    Good luck

    ps, I'd clean the cage atleast once a day atleast its just him, or a wire bottom cage.
     

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