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.
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