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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by classroomducks, Sep 21, 2009.
Has anyone ever traveled in a car with ducks? If so, how?
Only to the Vet's office for a sick duck. 80 miles
I put her in a dog carrier and placed a towell beneath her. She pooped all over the carrier because Ducks release when excited or frightened.
It was a tramatic experience for her (and me) and I wouldn't recommend it if you're taking a duck or two for a joy ride.
I did however take along food and water and stopped every so often to let her roam around in the grass and get some fresh air. She was fine until I packed her up and started to drive then it was poop city and the car stunk to high heaven all the way home.
Seriously, don't travel with ducks unless it's absolutely necessary.
I traveled 7 hours with 5 adult ducks. Three were in a big dog carrier and 2 were in a cat carrier. One time I traveled the same distance with two ducks in a box that had holes cut in it. I didn't feed or water them during the trip.
We've travelled with ducks to shows and had them in pet carriers. They actually did very well. Could be because there were more than 2 or more in the carrier together. We even had chickens with ducks in an extra large carrier and all were fine.
I adopted a rescued crippled pekin and drove with her from the Sacramento, CA area to the Portland OR area.
Miss Matilda rode nicely in her carrier and quacked at the passing cars.
We even went through a Taco Bell drive thru. The lady asked "Can I help you?" and Miss Matilda quacked about 4 times. The lady said "What????" I answered, "An order of lettuce please. And I will have a burrito"
I traveled about 80 miles with two ducks in a plastic container. They did fine.
Rubbermaid tote with a piece of poultry netting bungied over the top is what I use as a pet carrier. It was a 4 hour round trip to get my welsh harlequin drake.