What is my duckling doing ????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kitty22496, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. kitty22496

    kitty22496 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Very cute! That's what babies do, and it will keep doing it, so you might want to discourage it or you could end up with an aggressive adult.

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  3. kitty22496

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    How do I discourage it?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Lol, I know it's cute, but don't let it nibble on you.

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    Lol I mean how do I discourage it. Do I move my hands away until it stops trying then let it once it stops? How do I correct this behavior?
     
  6. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you can correct this behavior. Ducklings nibble you because they love you, or they think your hand is food. Mine did that all the time, and they are not mean at all.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    It is only being a Duckling...Looking for food....It wont become aggressive at all..Hold out a piece of Romaine lettuce...He will do the same thing, but actually eat it....Provide grit if introducing other treats though...

    Enjoy those Ducks!! I sure do!
     
  8. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be hungry.

    My duck nibbles on me when she didn't want me to grab her. It's more of a warning though, not something like very hostile. However, at the same time, I wanted to hold her more often to try to get her to be more tame, so the two of us will have to keep doing this for a while. Once she's in my hands, she's ok, and doesn't squirm or try to get away, but it's that first bit of "hey I want to walk that way but your hand is in the way, kindly move it please".
     
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  9. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the nibbles mine still do it and none of my ducks are aggressive
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    How many drakes have you raised?

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