Pet Ducks: Affectionate Companions
Pet ducks: Responsible care, first and foremost
Advice for taking care or pet ducks
Pet ducks: Characteristics, needs, and basic care
Behavior and Sociability
Ducks prefer to live in groups or in couples, because they are very sociable animals. Due to their sense of community, flocks of ducks mourn when a member dies.
It’s very common to see a duck grooming his body and nest. They usually have fun grooming and beating their feathers, or sanitizing their home from impurities and dirt. It’s also important to keep their feeder, trough, and home clean. Ducks are naturally clean and can easily get sick in a dirty environment.
Commercial foods for duck breeding do exist, however most are intended to have the animal gain weight. Therefore, you shouldn’t give them to your pet duck, and choose a fresh and natural diet instead.
The tendency to keep pet ducks in apartments is growing. Because it’s indigenous to fields and farms, an apartment isn’t really the right place to raise a duck. However, ducks do have the ability to adapt and its owner’s dedication can give it a happy life.