Mandarin Ducks Not Eating…help

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by sunsmuckers, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. sunsmuckers

    sunsmuckers Hatching

    Nov 1, 2014
    Hi! This is my first time posting in this forum. I just got a breeding pair of Mandarin Ducks on Wed (Oct. 29). They seem happy and healthy - enjoying the pond and aviary, and they're active in swimming, cleaning, and drinking water. However, they have yet to eat since they've been here. I've seen them peck at the ground (rarely), but I know there wasn't any food (that I put out). I started out putting wild bird feed in a tray with some acorns, Romaine lettuce, grapes, and carrots. Then, I even tried tossing some out on the ground around where they like to perch. They haven't touched anything. There's a possibility they may have even a grape or two that my boyfriend tossed into the pond, but we're not sure. Any advice?? I don't want them to starve themselves! :( :( :(


    This is them in one-half of the aviary that was put together for them.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I would call the seller and find out what he fed them.
  3. JJRS

    JJRS Chirping

    Mar 30, 2012
    Start with chicken scratch grains and layer mash, then move into Mazuri, cat food, etc.

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