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Pet Muscovy ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Crazykitten, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Crazykitten

    Crazykitten In the Brooder

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    I have 2 ducklings. Think they are people:p any advice on toilet training them?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Folks sometimes use diapers. When my ducklings were in the house, I just put an old sheet down when they walked around the hallway while I cleaned their room.
     
  3. Crazykitten

    Crazykitten In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I am very much mummy duck and I love them to bits. How would you go about diapers? And is there a way to teach them the right place to go?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Ducks don't seem to have the ability to go in a certain spot. The closest to that is when a female duck goes broody, sits on eggs on a nest, and then she won't defecate on the eggs, she holds it till she can get off the nest. But that is the exception. Generally, they just go where they stand or sit.

    Amykins recently made a diaper setup for Wobbles, and Nettie has been making diaper holders for years. There are others on the forum who have done the same.
     
  5. Crazykitten

    Crazykitten In the Brooder

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    I'm trying to picture it and its quite difficult :p any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Amiga :D
     
  6. Im sorry but ducks and geese actually don't have rectum muscles so when they got to go it just comes out, they can't control it, its a mechanism to help the sperm travel to the egg faster as well, and they tend to poop every 12-20 minutes so they would be at the little box all day, diapers are the way to go but they don't really make baby sizes, more as to adult duck or juvenile sizes :(
     
  7. Me too!!!!
     
  8. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

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    Omg, are they ever CUTE!!! ^-^

    Yes, raising ducklings in the house is just a poopy business altogether. Many people here have house ducks and use duck diapers though so they can move freely inside without making a mess. It's just not possible to toilet-train a duck, unfortunately.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  9. You have a beautiful little baby (* points to avatar picture*)
     

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