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swimming?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by musicgirl101599, Dec 21, 2013.

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  1. musicgirl101599

    musicgirl101599 Out Of The Brooder

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    can my duck swim in a saltwater pool?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes but be sure to provide fresh water for drinking.
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends upon age...ducks cannot osmoregulate on salt water until they are at least 2 weeks old....after, takes about 10 days before they do not need fresh water while the super orbital glands develop for osmoregulation. After that, they should be fine (mallard derivatives,not sure on muscovied).

    Clint
     

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