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Werid duck behavioir

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adroit14, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. adroit14

    adroit14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duck who was sick, but i treated with antibiotics. I started to notice a weeid behaviour. When ever i came near her or pet her, she flattened out her body and if i pet her she raised her bottom up. Kinda like a cat dose when you scratch in the spot between the body and the tail. Is this normal? I have a pic[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's mating behavior - she pictures you as her mate.
     
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds to me like she's looking for you to mate with her. Especially the raised butt.
     
  4. adroit14

    adroit14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh. Wow. Will this fo away?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Well since it is hormonal, she may be this way more during mating season.


    And I have read several cases where someone needed to treat their duck for an injury or illness, and the duck became very close to the person for a while.


    It is fairly common. Ducks do often seem to think their person is just a really big, funny-looking duck.


    Consider it a compliment.[​IMG]
     

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