Pekin taking very deep breaths, is this normal??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BumbleBee&Walle, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. BumbleBee&Walle

    BumbleBee&Walle New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I have 2 pekin ducks, both females and are a year and a half old. I notice that sometimes when Walle is sitting down and resting, she will take very deep breaths, and exhales fairly loudly through her vents. Her tail moves up and down too. I have been researching and I see that it could be pneumonia. But she acts totally normal and happy...I just notice that she does this sometimes when she's laying down &/or sleeping. Has anyone else had this happen with their ducks? Do you think this is normal?

    Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If all other behaviors are normal, I would not be worried. Some animals just relax more deeply than others. If she is overweight, try taking off some weight.
     
  3. BumbleBee&Walle

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    Ok sounds great! Thanks for the advice!! [​IMG]
     

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