BorderTerrier Do you mean back where it was found?? It can't go back to where it come from now, it will die. It needs caring for till it gets older.
But migsy is right it needs the proper food and living conditions.
tonib To be honest it wasn't hard keeping it wild, it only got handled when it was very young and only when cleaning the enclosure or when being put in the run. By the time it was out in the chicken house/run 24 hours it never came near me and I never tried to pick it up.
Then after the flight feathers came I let him out every day to roam our garden where he would practice flying. At night he would put himself back in the chicken run. On the 3rd day out he flew away.
I've met tamer ducks while boating on the Norfolk broads.
No, it belongs with the RSPCA right now! No offence PP but they are the people your bird needs to be with with totally its best welfare at heart
I'm guessing on this occasion that no news is bad news and you haven't yet been responsible enough to take him into a wildlife centre. This makes me really sad, and I wish you all the best with raising your "duck" and hope you don't ruin his life too much.
Can't bear to read this thread any more!
YourDog forum member since Saturday, 14 November 2009
You did well to rescue him from the road PP but you can't hold onto him forever...
i wont hold onto him forever when he is ready to fly off i will let him. He hates being picked up, he goes outside once a day when he can be supervised. he spends the rest of the day in the bath tub swimming around, then at night he is in his box with a hot water bottle, he is growing every day and eating like a horse
Pawsforthought and Avansa George is going to a new home on sunday, someone who has got another baby duckling, so he will have company, and i will be spending too much time with pup and barley for him to get the attention he needs while he is growing up.
Ducks imprint on people though, he won't be able to survive without humans. He NEEDS to go to a wildlife centre where he can be properly cared for and treated like the wild animal he is. If you keep him and simply let him go you are setting him up for failure, and that is nothing short of animal cruelty.
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
Sept 6, 2017 12:51:54 GMT
caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
Sept 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT