Wheezing? guess she just ate too fast and needed a drink

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by maralynn28, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let the duckies out this morning, they all took off to the food and started their eating/drinking routine. One ducky (my darker WH) started wheezing. I don't know if wheezing is the right word for it, at first I thought she had something in her throat because she kept making that noise after trying to drink. It's kinda likea weak cough?
    Other than that, she seems fine but I looked around the website and it has me so scared. [​IMG] I see a few duckies have died shortly after symptoms like this. [​IMG] There's no mold in their food or bedding that I know of, please please please tell me how long I should watch her...what I should do.
    I would be heartbroken if we lost a duckie but am honestly more concerned about my 8yr old who has kinda become their momma duck. I hope I don't need to take her into the vet or anything, a bit short on money AND time right now...FINALS week!
    Thanks for all your help in advance.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    My ducks do this all the time...its normal, don't worry [​IMG]
     
  3. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I've been out with them all morning...refilled nasty pool etc. I was concerned since we've had like 2 straight wks of wet weather, it's very possible there is mold. She seems better now, they are all swimming happily in the fresh water and mucking it up good.[​IMG] I'm guessing it was my first thought and she just needed some more water to wash food down.
     
  4. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this the same duck you posted about under emergencies? A bit of a bump too [​IMG]
     
  5. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope....all is good. [​IMG] Thanks anyway!
     
  6. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!! Whew [​IMG]
     

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