Hi! Due to an irresponsible family member who wasn't allowed to have a pet duck at a small rental property (unit), we are now the proud owners of a duck!
I've been told it is a 6-7 week old Kahki Campbell duck.
We're lucky in that we have our own home & have a very large yard with a large section that's completely fenced off from dogs.
He had been kept in a pen, however will quickly outgrow this so dh is building a proper big area for him to be in.
We went to one of the local stores & got proper food & bedding for him as well as a wormer i think it was to put in his water.
Can anyone tell me if I can get him another duck to keep him company? He needs another I think but didn't want to get one & then find out they're territorial & fight or anything like that. Is it fine at his age to get another? I've been told places here won't have ducklings in for about another week or so.
Also is there any sprays or anything I need for mites? The only thing I've owned anywhere close to a duck was a budgie! And that was years ago & I'm pretty sure I had some sort of spray for him.
I just want to make sure I'm looking after him right & giving him a good home.
Also does anyone know what age they are likely to fly? At the moment he roams around his section of the yard as he pleases as he can't fly. I'd feel terrible if he got into neighbours yard with dogs.
Any advice would be appreciated! And any other tips welcomed too.
Oh & I've attached a photo of him....I've got no idea if it's a boy or girl but I seem to be calling it a him