There Is A Duck In My Bath!

Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
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Bristol
Hey guys, whilst my ducks are living the old duck house, they are getting very, very muddy. I only have one white duck and the dirt really really shows, she is also disabled and can only use one leg properly. So, I had the great idea of taking her in for bath! OH.....MY....GOD! Soon as she got in the bath it was pure carnage! Water EVERYWHERE! Im glad I live alone because I thought it was really really funny! Well, she is all clean now and is sitting on some towels watching old reruns of Batman!
 

duckyfromoz

Quackaholic
10 Years
Jan 11, 2010
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102
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Australia
I love bath time!! Ducklings are gorgeous...but letting a disabled duck in the water is even better. Floating in the water they quickly learn how much easier it is to move- and that they can actually SWIM!!!

My Ollie can make twice the mess that a bathfull of ducklings can. He loves his bath time moving up and down- and flapping his wings - drenching me. Sadly at the moment- he is going through a molt that has so far taken 2 months and with his feathers so sparse he doesnt get a bath as often as I would like.

You may live alone...but I bet I know what a huge smile you would have had on your face..and the words you may have used when taking to your duck about how much they were enjoying the bath - and at how much mess was made. I hope you decide to make it a more regular event, just with a mop handy for next time.
 

Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
300
4
101
Bristol
As soon as the new duck house is ready he shouldnt get muddy as its all pea gravel, but I will find an excuse to bring him up in the bath. Is it normal for him to have a really warm beak? I have never noticed it before!
 

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