Nettie what do you think of these?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rainplace, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Since I'll be keeping the two new peepers inside (at least for a couple of months) I've been worried about my wood floors. They are slick and I don't want the little guys to get hurt. I found the paw pads on accident and was wondering if you or anyone else would see a problem putting them on ducks.

  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
  3. tia

    tia Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Nettie's shoes are extremely well made. I would use them instead too.
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I've never heard of those pads before, but they sure look neat! I used to put mole skin on my duck's feet bottoms to help with callouses, but the mole skin can be slippery on hardwood or tile floors. I have added a non slip pad to the bottom of the shoes for ming mei when she's running around the house, otherwise she wears normal shoes in her pen.

    I guess for baby ducks, those doggy pads would work okay, you'll have to probably cut them to get them the right shape/size. Baby ducks don't bathe as often so you won't have to worry about them falling off as easy. When they get to be grown ducks, they might fall off easier, but I can't say for sure, since I've never used them. You'll probably have to change them weekly I'm guessing, so the feet can get clean. I'd also recommend you wipe their feet/pads with a baby wipe daily so no poop gets stuck under a part of the pad.

    If you use them, do let me know how they turn out!
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I know Nettie makes shoes! But think of how many pairs of shoes I would need while they are growing!

    I think I'll go ahead and get the foot pads for them. I'll tell you how they work out.

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