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Runner Duck ate a grape

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rubberdog, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. rubberdog

    rubberdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Please someone HELP
    Yesterday feeding my drake ran over and gobbled down a whole grape, over a period of time I watched it go down but he hasn't acted normal since, he hasn't eaten he lays around, goes to the water but doesn't drink much, he's ignoring the females, I'm becoming very concerned, I've called several large and small animal vets and no one knows anything about runners, I'm afraid he's going to die
    Please advise
     
  2. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Grapes-****
    Red or green, halved for easier consumption. You can also give them raisins.

    This is what i found on ducks eating grapes, maybe it was too big for him?​
     
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    My runners eat grapes from time to time but i break them up so they can eat them. It might be stuck in his crop. I would sugest PMing Amiga. She seems to be great with these medical problems and also owens runners.
     
  4. rubberdog

    rubberdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually either cut them or crush them, he ran up and grabbed a purple one - I just don't know what to do, if this will pass on it's own
     
  5. rubberdog

    rubberdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I PM'd Amiga hopefully someone has some insight,
    they are so high strung I think bringing him in for an xray
    would cause more harm then good
     
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Maybe rubbing his crop like you do a dog when you are trying to get them so swallow a pill?
     
  7. rubberdog

    rubberdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I did massage his neck down when I caught him yesterday, I couldn't feel anything - I thought he started looking a little better but he hasn't changed today, I'm really freaking out
     
  8. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Ok well keep us updated please.
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    My little Call ducks eat a few whole grapes and I've never had a problem.
     
  10. rubberdog

    rubberdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Freak accident, I guess, I'm hoping to go home at lunchtime and have things back to normal
     

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