Ring necked duck pet?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Welsh Ducky, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    (We live in North Carolina) This winter my friends found a ring necked duck in their yard saying it couldn't fly so I went to go look at it, they had put her in a rabbit hutch/dog kennel and they gave her a little card bord box she stays in, they pushed over the card bord box so she flew out of it and flapped around the cage (its a tall cage) so I think she can fly. They only give mill-worms to eat and they don't have any more ducks so I'm guessing she is getting depressed. They were saying I could take her because I have two more ducks, a Pekin Drake and a female Khaki Campbell, who get along very well. So I was wondering if I should let her go to the pond I live next to, or keep her. I'm not really sure how to take care of a ring necked duck. So if you have any tips on keeping her that would be appreciated. :)
     
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    I believe it is illegal to keep wild water fowl.....Contact a Wildlife rehab.....They will release it to a pond with the same species.........


    Cheers!
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You are correct, and I agree, best to contact a wildlife rescue.
     
  4. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I will definitely call a rescue if they end up giving her to me. If they keep her, I'll convince them to call a wildlife rescue, they didn't seem to keen on letting it go. Thanks for the help! :D I will make sure the little girl gets back to her home.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is outside of Charlotte. They would take this duck in a heart beat.If your close.
    @Welsh Ducky
     
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  6. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have sad news, my friends were going to give the duck to me in a few days, but over night she died :hit they didn't know what from though. They said she ate but they only fed her scratch so maybe that's what caused it? I would have loved to get her back to her home. :( thanks for the help any way I will make sure to help any other ducks that come my way. :)
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I don't want to sound too harsh, but there is a good reason that the average person should not keep wildlife, and this is a good example of that. Your friend should have contacted a wildlife rescue, and you should have encouraged them to do that. If this ever happens again, please do the right thing and let properly trained rehabbers deal with it. I know you both wanted to help, which would have been okay if it was a domestic duck, but this a unique duck with special dietary requirements.
     
  8. Welsh Ducky

    Welsh Ducky Out Of The Brooder

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    I did E-maile them to call a wild life rescue and told them many times to give her to me so I could drive her to the rescue in Charlotte but she died before I could take her. Sadly they aren't animal peopl so they would rather just drop her in a box then call a wild life rescue. :( I'm sorry I didn't get to her sooner I really wanted to get her to a wild life rescue. I know that they should have brought her to a rescue I tried my best. :(
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You did what you could, and hopefully they learned a lesson. :(
     

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