yes ACV is good but I think Poultry vitamins would be even better, plus finding him a friend. I hope that happens soon.. Have you tried mixing his peas in with his feed and adding a little warm water to it?Donnie, our drake is seeming VERY depressed about Minnie being gone. He hasn't hardly ate anything (except a few peas and treats) in 4 days. I keep talking to him and giving him his favorite food/treats but he seems uninterested. His food pan looks the same almost as it did on Saturday.
I'm trying to locate a female for him but in the meantime....what can I do for him? Would apple cider vinegar in his water help him at all? I'm getting worried about him, as he is already crippled a bit in his legs...he's not the strongest duck to begin with.
Quote: I added peas to his feed (peas are his favorite) and yesterday morning he did pick just the peas out but left all the feed. Today I mixed up some more peas with some koi food (another one of his favorite treats) and he turned his beak up to it and wouldn't even try it. Not normal.
I haven't tried adding any water to his feed pan...would that help him to want to eat possibly?
I can't stand to see him like this...he just stands there calling Minnie all day long. I miss her too.
I have two possible leads to call today for a female. Hope one of them comes through...
I agree A, grieving is very important for both, and getting Donnie and Iamgrateful anotherr duck to love on will sure help with the grieving process.I try to remember to respect the grieving process. It is not the culture I was raised in, but it seems to have some value in my life. 'nother story.
Anyway, yes, I would add water to his feed, make it a nice, sloppy slurry. And just tell him how you feel. You may already be doing that.