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13th November 2007, 04:39 PM

just wondering does anybody have experience with ducks as pets??

or know anywere you can get ducks in Ireland??

Debby with a Y
13th November 2007, 04:49 PM
A friend of mine has had a pet duck for a few years and she loves it. Her kids brought an egg that they found into the house and the thing hatched!!! So they raised it from birth. I haven't actually seen it, but the whole family loves it. It even travels in the family conversion van on trips from Florida to New Jersey. She also has purchased costumes for it...like a tux...but I think that is WAY over the top. :eek:

Ginger's Mom
13th November 2007, 05:00 PM
Haha Debby that is so hilarious and amazing! It is funny imagine a duck travelling with a human family from Florida to New Jersey.


13th November 2007, 05:01 PM
omg thats crazy!!

my friend really wants a duck and I was thinking of getting her one for christmas..
I rang around a few local vets today and they all thought i was mad!

13th November 2007, 05:44 PM
When I was growing up our neighbor had a pet white duck. The parents gave it to the children at Easter. The duck's name was Ralphie and he was AWESOME! Ralphie followed us kids around, we incorporated him into our games. Ralphie got along fine with our dog and with his owner's dogs (German Shorthair Pointers!).

Once, our backyard flooded after a big downpour and of course Ralphie came over to swim around. I don't remember what happened to Ralphie... we only lived there three years and Ralphie was still going strong when we left the neighborhood.