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.