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Mean duck
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Lisa    Posted 01-13-2004 at 17:29:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a young, male Pekin duck (approx. 8-9 months old) which I've raised since he was 2 wks. old. We've spent a lot of time with him and held him a lot. We've really enjoyed him, until recently. He has become quite aggressive - "biting" hard enough to cause a bruise. It's pretty obvious he's being mean. I'm wondering if this is a phase or if it could be because he's lonely? He's an "only duck" and we haven't been spending as much time with him because 1. it's been so cold outside and 2. he's being so nasty. Any insight or suggestions anyone might have would be greatly appreciated.


Maggie/TX    Posted 01-13-2004 at 23:00:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lisa, I noticed that you said your duck was a "He." If you don't get him a female duck for a companion soon he's going to start chasing your cats or anything else on the property that is near the right size for him. It won't matter what $ex the animal is, he'll chase it and if he can catch it, he'll try to mate with it. Been there, done that.

We had a male duck once that used to chase our cats. One day he caught this one cat we had that was deaf, had long hair around the neck that he could grab on to, and was male. That poor cat was never the same after that. True story!


KellyGa    Posted 01-13-2004 at 17:39:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I had two pet ducks a while back. They were both female, and seemed to be happy with each others company. But...one died, and the other freaked out after that, wouldn't be hand fed anymore, leary of us. So...we released her at a nature preserve near us, and she had three boyfriends in no time! :) Oh, we released her with the preserves permission of course. Flock animals don't do well alone I think. Get him a companion, but if its a female, be sure to gather the eggs right away all the time or you'll have babies on your hands in no time.


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