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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kitty22496, Aug 30, 2016.
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.
How do I discourage it?
Lol, I know it's cute, but don't let it nibble on you.
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?
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.
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!
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".
I love the nibbles mine still do it and none of my ducks are aggressive
How many drakes have you raised?