Something isn't right with Boss, my Muscovy Drake

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklover77, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Ducklover77

    Ducklover77 Chirping

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    My Drake has been breathing funny and I got it on video today. It gets much worse then what I recorded he isn't really eating much either. Maybe the heat, it was 95 today but I'm getting very worried anyone have any ideas
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Can you take him to a vet?
     
  3. Ducklover77

    Ducklover77 Chirping

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    Unfortunately not at the moment :(
     
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    casportpony Enlightened

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    Can you do another video, but close up this time?
     
  5. Fluffnut

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    Do you give him crumbles? Do they have any water to swim in? (Cute ducklings, by the way!)
     
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  6. Ducklover77

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    Yes I'm at work right now but first thing in the morning I will post a better one
     
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  7. Ducklover77

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    I give them pellets. They also get cracked corn once a day and a few little treats here and there throughout the day. They have a pond and I always have fresh water out for them I'm about to get a little pool because they are lazy butts and probably don't want to walk to the pond :) thank you she only has 3 ducklings left out of 11 because another mama stole hers
     
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  8. Ducklover77

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    I thought maybe he was panting because of the heat but this is kind of different
     
  9. Fluffnut

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    If he ate anything that could be turned into a mash when mixed with saliva, he could be choking but since it’s been going on a while probably not. You could take a peek down his throat to be 100% sure, though.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

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    A think a close up video is a good idea. He wagged his tail when mama an ducklings came into view.
     
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