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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by morey, Feb 23, 2015.
how long can my ducklings go with ought water? my duckings is 3 weeks old. thanks
Drinking water or bathing water?
Most people provide water to ducklings on an ad lib basis.
You really shouldn't leave any animal without water, it's cruel and there's always the risk that they will dehydrate and die, if you mean drinking water. For swimming water, they really need to be able to dunk their heads deep enough to clear their noses, but that's it and they can go without swimming water. In fact, for young ducklings, you don't usually want to let them swim unless you can get them dried off pretty quickly so they don't chill. They don't yet have waterproofing like adult ducks do.
I don't mean to disagree, but 24 to 48 hours without water will result in dead ducklings if they are that old. Newly hatched can go without water for that long.
Whoops, missed the age. Thanks for catching that!
I would hate to leave him without water. But we are going on vacation for three days I was wondering if they need to have water. I will give them water but if it spills I was wondering if they would die.
Thanks so much guys!!
As sourland said, they really can't go without water for 24 to 48 hours without them most likely dying. Is there a way you can find someone to check in on them, even if it's just once a day, to be sure they have food and water?