help! depressed ducks!

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  1. nibula

    nibula New Member

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    Hi,

    I would really appreciate any advice you could.

    We recently bought 2 Pekin ducks. This is the first time we have ever had ducks. We were assured they were a male & female (we really wanted eggs) but as soon as we did some research we discovered they are both male. We are trying to make the best of it and have them for pets and eating pests in the garden but they just seem so miserable. As well as being very scared of us (which we would like to change), they just dont want to leave their (small) pen to forage in the garden and if we make them leave it they just hang around the door wanting to go back in (even when we go away so they dont have to be scared). They dont seem to know what to do outside. I'm thinking maybe they have been penned in all their lives so far. We were told they were 6 months old.

    Any ideas about what we could do? Is there any hope for these ducks?
     
  2. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    Have you tried a mirror?
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    [video=youtube;hf0vknV7yh4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hf0vknV7yh4[/video]
     
  3. annette

    annette Junior Member

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    2 males ducks is a recipe for depression big time and it's cruel. A drake needs at least 3 females each to keep him happy. They have a very strong libido and not having any females around would make any male duck want to commit hary cary. Get them some girls and watch them smile!
     
  4. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    or (as annette suggests) some non-virtual friends
    (perhaps some who know how to be a duck)
     

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