Introducing geese to pool


May 28, 2021
Somewhere On Earth
Hi. Today I got my goose, Lucy, a pool, but Lucy has only been in the water once when She was little, but now She is almost nine weeks old. The last time I put her in a small tub, She freaked out. Lucy has never swum in her drinking water since it's like a milk gallon with a hole in the middle so that her whole head can dip in the gallon but not the rest of her body. So my question is when I leave her pool (kiddie pool) outside, will she learn to swim in it by herself, or do I need to teach her? Thank you

Callender Girl

Crossing the Road
Premium Feather Member
Sep 18, 2018
North Central Iowa
My two American Buff geese are incredibly curious about everything and want to explore anything new. I would GUESS that Lucy will eventually figure out the pool. I don't remember having to teach Gussie and Golly, who were brooded in the house with a teeny, tiny water dish, what to do with their kiddie pool.

You might encourage her by giving her a favorite treat, then tossing a few into the pool to see if she will follow. Good luck! Let us know!

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