need help my baby duck is sick

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by perrytheduck, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. perrytheduck

    perrytheduck New Egg

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    so he is very weak, kinda walking to his water bowl but he wont eat, i had him on new years day idk how old he is my brother them found him. but i had him since new years day hes been doing good til one day i saw his left eye become crusty looking i took him a shower in baby shampoo still his eye looks the same now he can barely walk and wont eat. i gave him salt water nd tried giving him papayas nd kept him warm can anyone help me plzzzzzzz
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't be giving a duckling salt eater.. .they can not osmoregulate on salt water at less than 2 seems old and would need to acclimate to allow the supraorbital gland time to develop.

    Clint
     
  3. MissusDee

    MissusDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try giving him some vitamin drops, either small bird vitamins from the pet shop, or polyvisol (the one WITHOUT IRON) from the drugstore (baby human vitamin drops). Just a drop or two on the bill. Hope it's better. Is it a pekin duck? I have had experience with them that they have a hard time getting enough vitamins. Still, vitamins seem to help a lot of ills in baby ducks.
     
  4. MissusDee

    MissusDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, vetricyn is wonderful. They have one for eyes, but you can use the spray to clean out the eyes. It's pricey, but once you get it, you may need it a lot, and can use it for a while. It's wonderful stuff.
     
  5. perrytheduck

    perrytheduck New Egg

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    People told me its a runner duck hes avatar photo... but i gave him niacin nd baby chick feed he seems hes not getting better he looks like hes gasping for air
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a Pekin in the photo, or something similar. Gasping is not good at all. Don't use shampoo or soap on him, either. Make sure he's in a warm spot with plenty of fresh drinking water.
     

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