I am worried about the pet duck I am adopting. We are driving 12 hours from Delaware to Maine and I don't want her to be sick. Is there something I can give her? Is there anything else i can do or should do to make she is comfortable during our travels
If your using a crate or box keep either pretty dark that should help keep her calm and when stopping offer sips of water. In other words don’t let her drink a lot at once. Put towels in the bottom of what ever your using to transport her in an puppy pee pads over top for easy clean up. Maybe some dried mealworms as a treat along the way.
Hello Abby, I would speak to a local avian vet as well as look at the department of agriculture website for all states you are passing through. Most states require ducks to have a vet certificate/bill of health and may require testing for certain diseases prior to travel. If you are NPIP certified this is an easier process. Additionally your vet should be able to provide you some guidance on traveling with your duck and what to expect.
This may go without saying, but be really careful at rest stops, so ducky doesn’t escape. I transported pound dogs from NC to MA a few times years ago, and I was paranoid one would escape. Especially when like 7 out of 15 of them puked in their cages right off the bat and a little cleanup was necessary!