- May 12, 2015
I currently own three ducklings and 2 of which are growing at a normal rate, and from what they've shown so far, seem to be healthy and in good condition. The third duckling however, does not show this behavior. This duck is twice as small as the others, and recently it's legs have grown thicker, almost like a large bump inside both which has caused him to have difficulty standing and walking without tripping over himself. I watched him interact with the others while taking a bath, and he isolates himself in the corner and doesn't move or quack like the others do and he usually does with them. I pulled him aside and left him with some food and water to see if he would take any, he struggled to eat, and eventually quit, and refused to drink water. He doesn't move, only just lays down because he has trouble standing for long periods of time now. He's silent all the time now and I'm not sure what to do. In the pictures below, I brought them all inside to take photos of them together, and single ones of the smaller one. They're wet because they just got out of the water. I'm not sure what to do, and this is worrying me very much! Please help, I want my little duckling to be healthy again!