Where can I give away my muscovy duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Queenandking13, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Queenandking13

    Queenandking13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I adopted a wild muscovy duckling. His mother and his brothers abonded him. We tried to get him near her but all she would do was grab him by the neck and hurt him. He's a strong little one. I haven't called anyone because I am afraid to give him away to become food. I named him Tino. Does anyone know if I can give him away to seaworld or something? I want him to be SAFE.
    He is only 1 day old. If you are interested in pictures please write me: [email protected]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Duck Forum. [​IMG]

    There are a couple of other forums where you might find someone to take the duck in as a pet.


    Buy/Sell/Trade: Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs



    Where am I? Where are you!

    The second one may help you find someone close to where you live.

    There may also be duck rescue organizations near you, and it would be good for you to try a web search. Since this was an adoption from a wild waterfowl, perhaps a waterfowl rehabilitator could help you the most.

    You have a good heart. Taking in animals can get complicated, can't it? Prayers for you both.
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    How did you find it?

    You know it will need a brooder with a heat lamp or it will die. Also proper duckling food and water. It need warmth all the time 24 hours, so don't turn off the light at night.

    Maybe take it to an animal rescue place, as ones that re home dogs and cats, also re home other animals as pets.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    where are you at? you mentioned seaworld are you here in FL?
     
  5. Queenandking13

    Queenandking13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I am Im in Kissimmee near disney world
     
  6. Queenandking13

    Queenandking13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I went to the tractor supply store to buy things he needed. He is a wonderful,strong little guy [​IMG]
    He has everything he needs to survive [​IMG]
    Also I spoke to my mom about it, we might keep him up to 3-4 months but anyways I am looking for someone just in case.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    You cant keep him and then release him, that is illegal here in FL. A single duckling will be a very lonely duck. They do much better with another duck/ flock of ducks.
     
  8. Queenandking13

    Queenandking13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've now found a place for him, since he is abonded, I will take him to duck haven. Anyways Florida doesn't care about muscovies AT ALL. Not even a speacialist in ducks that I called this morning, she told me to feed him rice, then I found out rice blows their stomachs up. I was really mad and sad they DON'T care! Good thing I didn't give him rice yet. Where I live, there used to be "lots" of muscovies about 10. They would get their eggs (with the babies inside) and throw them in the lake. Me and my mom put a STOP on that. Don't worry, I wont keep him because I can't. He'll soon be somewhere where theres lots of little ducklings [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  10. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    You are doing a really nice thing there taking care of it.

    Are you sure you can't keep him? They make greats pets!

    If someone is at home most of the day to give the duckling attention it will be fine. You could even buy a friend for him from a feed store.

    You can feed it on chick starter food so long as it is un medicated. They also like scrambled egg (with no salt added) and vegetables like lettuce and cucumber chopped up.

    Make sure he has lots of fresh water all the time to drink, and don't let him go swimming until he is older and has waterproof feathers, otherwise he might get a chill and get sick.

    Muscovy ducks are ideal ducks for limited space, as they don't need a lot of water, and they are very quite so the neighbours won't get annoyed!
     

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