- Jun 14, 2012
Hello. I have a six and a half year old mallard drake. Today our vet told us that there is a good chance he has an intestinal blockage. She only dabbles a bit in birds. We live in the middle of nowhere, so we are happy to have her even though she admits she is out of her comfort zone with birds. Our little duck man, Nathaniel, is still eating, drinking, and pooping. His droppings are very wet and sloppy. Sometimes they are mostly water. His lower abdomen feels hard and full. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help him? The vet said he is too old to operate on. I don't want him to suffer. I'm hoping I can do something before we get to the point I have to have him put down, which will probably be soon. I love this little guy to pieces. He and another duck have had a bout of diarrhea and have been on antibiotics. The other duck got better. His belly has gotten noticeably larger over this last week. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.