Hello all! Looking for some advice/suggestions on my Indian Runner drake that recently lost his mate. He's always been super friendly and playful with me, but I fear her being gone will hit him hard soon, and I'm not sure what to do. With mating season right around the corner, I'm hesitant to get new ducklings, as much as I'd love new friends for him (and me!). He does seem okay, for now... but like I said, it's still early - he was constantly by her side (except for when I came out into the yard LoL). So what are my best options? Keep him a lone drake for awhile, and just give him as much attention as I can (I do work a full time job, away from home)? Get some ducklings, and just keep them separate until they're older (but let him see them, so he knows he has new friends)? Search out an adult hen duck (I don't exactly live in a popular duck area, but it may be possible)? Any other options?? I really don't want to give him up, either... TIA!