New duck update

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Zolamarie, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Yesterday I adopted a duck. I posted about it last night. He doesn’t look like he’s in the best shape(poor baby) and he was terrified of me yesterday. It’s clear he isn’t used to be handled. He is not quite as scared of me today, but still doesn’t trust me yet. I know it’ll take some time.


    Peggy really wants to get to him 34A82DCA-3789-4BCC-B880-697245F44C81.jpeg
    He used to run into the back corner of the duck house and hide from me but now he runs just inside the door and he comes back out after a minute. C0DCD2F2-52DE-40A4-9395-1E6DFCA78E30.jpeg FD040E91-B643-4388-B822-572C736A0AB6.jpeg
    I’m just curious what the vet will do when I take him in for a check up. Do any of y’all know what I should expect?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    More than likely he'll listen to his heart for one thing. Then do blood work if you agree main thing I'd do is let them do a fecal to make sure he isn't wormy. Having worms can cause them to lose weight and be anemic.

    He is already starting to feel comfy, that is great.
     
  3. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Thanks for the info! I think he has bumblefoot but I didn’t get a very good look at his feet. I hope it’s not too bad, but do you think the vet will do something about that? He is still quite scared of humans so I’m a little worried how this vet visit will go. My vet does work at the wildlife rescue center so I guess she must be used to skittish animals. Thanks again!
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    He will be scared but if he has these issues and she is use to working with a variety of animals including birds I am sure she will know what to do. I would think if she works at a wild life rescue she has delt with bumble foot and can treat. Once she has looked him over let us know what all she has to say about his health including his feet. We can help with things that you can do at home after you know what all your dealing with.

    When will you be taking him to the vet?
     
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  5. Julie Birb

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    He's absolutely precious. Bless you for adopting him.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :caf
     
  7. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Hey sorry I never replied! I had an all day music rehearsal. I wanted to take him to the vet this weekend but My vet won’t be in this weekend so I’m taking him next week on Wednesday.
     
  8. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Thanks for your reassuring answers!:hugs
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    How is he doing? eating better I hope?
     
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  10. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    He is eating, but not much.(I’ve named him Jack BTW) I always give Peggy a treat in the morning so I also gave some to jack. I’ve been hand feeding Peggy her treats where jack can see. He always starts to quack and bob his head curiously when he sees us. I show him what is in my hand and toss some to him. This morning it was tomato and cucumber. He ate a piece of tomato, but didn’t seem to like it. Maybe he’s just not used to it. Also, he doesn’t seem to want to bathe.. I’ve had a pool liked for him and he hasn’t tried to get in until this morning he pushed the side down and dabbled in the water. He didn’t actually get all the way in though. I’ve noticed his feathers are raggedy and some spots there is just down and no feathers. Maybe that’s why?
     

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