Destiny Hagest wrote:Thank you both so much for the advice! I'd love another duckling, but I'm not sure I'll be able to find another one in this area, we're pretty rural and even people in town rarely raise them.
He's a FEISTY little buggar! Jumps up to bite our fingers, he's not very happy about being captured, but he's oh so cute He must be less than a week old, he's still fuzzy. Looks to be a mallard duckling by his markings. Very active though.
I have a small space heater on his brooder on one side and he's by my window for light. I mashed up some duck feed for him and game him a dish of water - he's eaten and drank plenty, but I think I'll take him outside a bit today too and see how he likes grass and algae. My neighbor has a big green pond, I may see if I can get him a cup or two if he likes it.
I'm going to try to handle him as much as I can to make him a bit more, erm, friendly. In the mean time, this little badass definitely needs a badass name, so I'm wracking my brain for something suitable.
That's it. I'm naming our Mosquito and Mosquito.
Burra Maluca wrote:I've been racking my brains trying to remember. She's a muscovy, and could snatch flies out of the air from a very young age. She snatched a midge at just a couple of days old, hence the name. I know that we bought her some dried gammarus, sold as fish food. Then she progressed to chopped up versions of what we feed the adult ducks. Lots of walks outside to find bugs seemed to be important. I can't remember anything else specific we did for her, except lots of cuddles.