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desire07727 wrote:I give my duck a bath once a week without soap just water and she smells bad--she is an inside duck--I keep her in the house everyday and take her on car rides. I am afraid to use shampoo on her--any advice--thanks in advance.
Hi, please don't use any kind of soap or liquid detergent on your duck when you bath him, he needs more baths then once a week he should be getting a bath everyday that should stop the smell, I gave my duck a bath everyday and she didn't have any odor, ducks also need to blow out there nose in the water it cleans it out so giving a bath everyday would be good, any advice you need don't hesitate to ask, my story about my handicapped duck Sebastian is posted on this web site, she just recently passed away after 12 in a half years.....Sharon
Billieswango wrote:DAWN!!!! use it. it works great and its safe for their delicate skin. give him a bath once a week and the smell should dissipate in a few weeks.
Billieswango wrote:I've had to wash ducks with dawn for weeks at a time and have yet to see any problems.
LisainCAN wrote:Billieswango wrote:I've had to wash ducks with dawn for weeks at a time and have yet to see any problems.
As the owner of a Muscovy, I myself have realized that not many vets are specialized in avian care, even large animal vets who would be more likely to see a chicken or a duck. I wonder, Billieswango, if you are referring above to washing wild ducks that have been victims of environmental disasters? That is a noble and worthy thing but it is far different than caring for a companion duck. I think that the conditions of being kept in a home are not ideal for the oils to be replenished naturally if they are washed off with Dawn. A house is warm and dry. I think that Sharon's advice is excellent and she kept a companion duck, inside her home, for 12 years!! Experience is a wonderful teacher, and you have been most generous with yours on many threads, but I think I would defer to Sharon on this one.
That's like when Buddy was alive Dr. C kept insisting that Bethanecol COULDN'T be making him harder to express, and I insisted it did. So, she took him home one weekend, and on the way she stopped by Wally for a refill. She tried it again over the weekend and was agreeing with me by Monday!!Bendy Kitty wrote: one big issue with many vets is realizing that we aren' t challenging them per se, just looking for options adn wanting them to listen to what we know works.
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