View Full Version : Pet Ducks and Geese

01-05-2004, 01:22 PM
You can now have a pet duck or goose in the house. They make very clean, smart, affectionate pets as well as being useful. A duck will keep your house and yard free of creepy crawlers, spiders, etc. and a goose is a great "watchdog". They are also wonderful for people with allergies as an allergic reaction to them is very rare. All you have to do is have a newly hatched duckling or gosling see you first and imprint, then you diaper it. Diaper harnesses for ducks, geese and chickens are now available. E-mail me privately if you wish any further information.


01-30-2004, 07:24 AM
:o I'm from S'pore, it's buildings and buildings everywhere, if people here were to rear ducks, how are they going to provide them with the pond they need to swim if one isn't available at the backyard??
And would lack of swimming affect the growth of a duck?

Just curious to know. :wink:

01-30-2004, 10:56 AM
Hi Estelle,

Ducks and geese don't need to swim. In the wild, they need to swim in order to bathe, escape predators and have water to wash their food down. They are land grazers, with the geese eating a lot of grass and weeds, and the ducks eating some grass and insects. Poultry feed plus some cracked grains take care of their food needs, with some vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, etc. A duck or goose will take an excellent bath in a bathtub or, preferably, a plastic container like a baby bathtub or kitty litter pan on a porch or patio. They can be taken for walks for exercise or to go to the park for some grass. Once they are imprinted on you, they totally adapt to your world, with some becoming so civilized, they will opt to stay inside with the air conditioning and TV rather than go out!