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Very angry behavior from my 4 yr old female Peking! Help!!  RSS feed

 
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First of all let me explain I have a house duck not by choice.  My daughter as a senior brought a precious little duckling home from the county fair after talking about how precious they were and after I had told her how they were not for homes but farms!   I tried for months to find a suitable place for her that I could be guaranteed she would be safe from predators and accepted with the flocks they had.  Long story short, Baby Girl imprinted on me, I fell in love with this little darling and could not bear the thought of her being killed or hurt. She has been so much more trouble than a dog, but I wouldn't trade her for the world!  I have been through 2 near misses at UT Knoxville with her- she is quite the little drama queen.  She has always been a big producer with her eggs.  By this I mean she laid at least one every 23 hours!  Well about a year ago she became egg bound and so in October of last year Dr. Greenacre, the best in avian doc in the country removed her ovule.  Hoping her hormones would shut down she seemed to do ok.....until now.  We have been to our vet and Knoxville and she is scheduled for surgery next week.  Seems their follicles can still produce egg yolk.  She always was a big producer! Anyway, back to the problem.  During this time I've had to give her some meds that she's hated.  She was still the same sweet duck to me though.  She can be sassy but always sweet to me.  Lets me change her diaper, etc. Well, she is in a major molt also that started in full force around the same time this anger did.  I'm not sure if the anger is due to the molt or the meds and how she's feeling with everything.  I just hope i get my sweet Baby Girl back.  I have cried and cried.  She has been just mean. I've tried giving her her favorite treats, spending extra time with her.  Nothing seems to help.  I grab her beak because she's biting my hands hard and she's even trying to strike my face!  She has never done this ever!  Help!  I just don't know what to do!  I love her so and I don't want my last 3 days with her if something should happen in surgery to be awful!  I'll try anything

Laura Lea
 
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Can't speak as to why she may be acting this way but can you find a better way to give her meds?

Not sure if it is a liquid or a pill but can you hide it in a treat of some kind? Struggling to force meds into her surely isn't helping anything.
 
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