My poor "Li'l" Quacker can't poo..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by firehog, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. firehog

    firehog Chirping

    Jul 27, 2009
    I have 2 drakes and the smaller one is sick. He sits by himself and is constantly trying to have a bowel movement, he is flexing open his rectum but apparently plugged up. They get the same food and I want to try anything possible to help him live. There are no vets in the area that accept ducks, considering them low value farm animals.
    I was thinking of going to a drug store and getting a rubber bulb type enema device and squirting some warm soapy water in him if that would give him at least a small chance of breaking free.
    Any help would be appreciated, He has stopped eating corn and tomatoes which they both normally wolf down and he is already weak, probably can last only a couple more days. Thanks
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Oh, rough situation. You may have a good idea there. Depending on what is causing the blockage, I wonder if giving him some kind of vegetable oil might loosen things up. At this point, being creative may be his only chance.

    So sorry to know he's struggling.


    You may have already tried this, but there is also an Emergencies Forum. Many times, though, the best responses for ducks seem to come from the Duck Forum.

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