Ok... so I am really interested in owning a pet duck. I just want to explain my situation and all the factors involved before I go into this and realize I am not the right fit to raise one, or it will not work out. I don't want to end up harming an animal or raising one incorrectly. My mother used to raise ducks when she was a little girl. She passed on about 6 months ago, and I really want to get one and raise it in honor of her. I love ducks and I would be happier then I ever could be if this could all come to fruition. SO! These are the factors. I live in an apartment with my girlfriend and our dog. The dog is the most gentle dog you will ever meet. It lets our pet rat sleep on her. So I would not be worried about any harm coming to the duck in any way. We have a large kennel we used to keep the dog in, but she doesn't need it. So I figure that would be a good place to set up as its home. I would like to know what a good breed of duck would be to own indoors. Preferrably quiet. I also would like to know the best feed I need to get and prepare myself to stock, and the best way to maintain their bathroom. I am a complete newbie at this and I really want some good guidance before I venture into owning an animal like this. I am more then willing to put the work and effort into raising one. I had a few questions as well... they say it is not healthy to raise a duck alone. Does this mean it has to have other DUCKS, or would another pet be a good companion. I am very sure that our cocker spaniel would be a very loving companion to the duck. I just did not know if a duck needs to have others of its kind to be raised with it, or it just needs companions of some sort. Any advice or guidelines that can be given would be greatly appreciated. I have never owned an animal of this type. I have owned cats and dogs, snakes, lizards, fish, and many other pets my entire life. I am an animal enthusiast. But when I saw a local farm here selling ducklings, I freaked out and realized it was a calling to me. I want to do this for more then just me. I want to do this in honor of my mother. I know she would be proud if I could pull this off so anything you guys can help me with would mean the world to me. Thank you for taking the time to read this and give any feedback!