VENT STICKING OUT OF DUCKLING??????

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  1. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooo this morning I went to check on my duckling (8 days old) and his entire vent was sticking out?! It's red and weird and I've been having problems with him lately:( he seems normal and is active it's just his vent is sticking out!!! It's red and might be slightly bloody:( I rubbed Vaseline and sugar on it but I don't know what to do!!!! I think it's prolapsed vent (positive) but I've just never heard of it on ducklings! Could it be fatal??? HELP
     
  2. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also added witch hazel
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This does happen sometimes with ducks. You can try a little Vaseline on a q-tip and very gently try to push it back in. If it keeps happening though or you can't get it back in, you may need a vet to fix the problem.

    Maybe someone else has other suggestions for you? Good luck!
     
  4. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try that now. Thanks!
     
  5. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also try a lukewarm bath, just be sure not to leave him in too long since he's still so young.
     
  6. Julianna123

    Julianna123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it, thanks!
     
  7. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How'd it go? Did you get it back in?
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Any way to get a photo? Could he have eaten something like shavings?
     
  9. Julianna123

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    No his only litter is soft napkins. Photos aren't working for me:( I tried to get it back in but no luck. After I put some witch hazel is seemed less red. Hopefully it'll be better by morning. Any more tips?
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    jelly[vaseline]
    You need to use something like petroleum[vaseline] or prepH or some kind of stuff like those 2. Then you get it good and lubed up and try to push it back inside. Do it with your finger using anything smaller may perforate the tissue. Main thing is you don't want the tissue to dry out and it will unless you keep it lubed up. till it shrinks enough to go in on it's on or with help
    can the lil one poop?
     
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