what to do if you find a baby duck



How to Take Care of a Baby Duck

Having a baby duck as a pet can be fun and exciting, but it is important to know how to care for it properly. No matter if you find a baby duck or buy one, here are some helpful tips and guidelines to adopt the right practices:

Provide a Safe Environment

    • Make sure the duck is in a safe area away from other animals, people, and traffic.


    • Provide a sheltered area, such as a pet carrier or other appropriately-sized space with soft towels or cut-up blankets.


    • The duck should have a warm environment with a temperature about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius).


Provide the Right Food

    • Always provide fresh food and water.


    • Ducklings should be fed high-protein duckling starter or game bird starter feed made specifically for ducklings.


    • A high-quality food is important as it affects the duck’s overall health, growth, and well-being.


    • In addition to starter feed, offer snacks such as mealworms, lettuce, and cooked sweet potato.


Handle with Care

    • Always be aware of your surroundings when handling a baby duck.


    • Wet hands or use a wet towel to help your grip on the duck.


    • Do not hold them too tightly or put too much pressure on any part of their body.


    • When necessary, use two hands to gently lift the duck.


Caring for a baby duck requires patience and commitment. Taking the necessary steps to make sure your duck is safe and gets the right nutrition is essential for allowing them to develop into healthy adults.