Teaching a new duck old tricks/Duck Behavior

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KGangl, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. KGangl

    KGangl Just Hatched

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    Hello! I was just curious if anyone has taught their ducks any tricks? I have recently started getting my 12 week old Pekin's to flap their wings on command. It wasn't anything I intentionally set out to do, but they seemed to understand the word "flap" and "grapes", so every time they saw I had grapes, they would flap their wings, so I reinforced that behavior.

    Also curious if anyone has any information/links/websites on duck behavior? Everywhere I seem to look, I find plenty about chickens, but none on duck behavior. Just curious to see why ducks do what they do! Thanks :D
     
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  2. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    I've never trained any of my ducks, but that is very cool!
     
  3. KGangl

    KGangl Just Hatched

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    Thanks! Although, as spoiled as they are, I am not really sure who is conditioning who!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Ducks are creatures of habit. The only tricks mine know are to come running when they see that I have treats and to go inside at night.
     
  5. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so cool! :ya

    Mine only know when it's time to get in the cage to get to 4-H and when I have lettuce in my hand! :rolleyes:
     
  6. KGangl

    KGangl Just Hatched

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    Thanks, @Ren2014 and @AnjKar n Ducks! :)
     
  7. Doulos

    Doulos Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw this video on YouTube of a duck playing fetch!

     
  8. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want to teach my Mallards this! It's so cool.[​IMG]
     
  9. KGangl

    KGangl Just Hatched

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    Love it!! :lol:
     
  10. The Duck Ladie

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    So cool! Wish my ducks would simply come to me...
     

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