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Rounder is 5 weeks old!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckville denizen, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Duckville denizen

    Duckville denizen Out Of The Brooder

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    Our little blind baby, Rounder, is now five weeks old, feathering out nicely, and has free run of our little back yard. She doesn't go far from her cage when she is let out, but usually finds a nice spot and just sits and picks at the grass. She absolutely loves her kiddie pool and is a veritable duck vacuum cleaner at eating bits of fruits and vegetables that sink to the bottom. She also has learned how to corral floating fish food and other food which floats. Her voice is beginning to change, and I truly think she is a girl! We have to guide her to food and water and the shadiest spots to sit, but for a little critter who was doomed to death, she's doing pretty well!
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great news about Rounder!
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    And I bet you smile the whole time when you are with your precious little girl. Go Rounder !!!
     
  6. Duckville denizen

    Duckville denizen Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I'll have to admit I smile a lot when I watch her "vacuuming" up the food on the bottom of the kiddie pool, and who would have thought I'd be chopping up grapes and cucumbers for her to fish for? She makes contented little murmurings when she is feeding. And believe it or not, my sweet husband has gotten involved in her care. I had an abdominal hysterectomy two weeks ago tomorrow, so he has been doing much of what I would have been doing. He'll walk into the house and say, "What's the girl doing?" and then, go out to check on her. And this was the guy who said he wasn't going to take care of her when I was in the hospital!!!
     

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