The Month in Photos!
Angelo "EXTREME CLOSE-UP!"
Glory & Miri relaxing in the sun...
Spring is here!
Fanny & Mac come out of quarantine!
Bye-bye to you too Crocodile Stanley! Wishing you & Dolly true
are a loving family and have a predator proof pen, please
consider adopting! Click here to fill out our
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Also comes in white & orange!
Bring home this lovable, cuddly baby
duckling that really comes to “life” as it responds to your love and
attention. This electronic toy duckling flaps its wings, raises its
head, opens its beak, and makes life-like duck sounds. Keep
interacting with your duckling, and it becomes more playful. Take
care of your baby duckling and you’re sure to be the best of
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Transporting Ducks & Geese
The question of
transportation of waterfowl comes up frequently. Moving ducks
and geese is simple and safe if you have the right size and
number of pet carriers and some some cozy bedding. You can use
plastic pet carriers, or pet cages with a solid floor.
Duck carrier (left) & Isabel sits on our goose
If you are going on a long
trip, avoid carriers that do not allow your ducks or geese to
stand up, stretch and resettle. On the other hand, avoid
carriers that are too roomy. Your duck or goose should not have
enough room to flap their wings. Too much mobility can lead to
injury in a moving vehicle.
If you have multiple birds,
consider who will get along for the full duration of the trip.
You may want to utilize more than one carrier and just face the
carrier doors towards each other so that the birds can see and
be comforted by each other.
If your ducks or geese are
good friends, get a carrier that allows them to travel together.
Separating bonded geese can make for a noisy journey if they are
not in eyesight of one another, so choose your carrier wisely!
Use hay or straw bedding
inside the pet carrier. Shavings tend to spread and get messy
and are less desirable. Avoid using newspaper, which can remove
vital oils from your birds' feathers. Towels can get messy and
toe nails can get caught in loose threads, making them a less
If you are going on a long
trip, you can buy non-spill water dishes from the dog aisle of
your local pet store--specially made for car journeys.
Ducks and geese can get car
sick, and they do sometimes vomit. Be sure to keep fresh air
moving through the vehicle (or a/c in hot weather) to help
prevent this. A drink of water will help them to feel better.
Majestic was referenced in
to help prevent Easter duckling and gosling
purchases this year: The CT Post, The New Haven Register, Westport
News and The NY Times. We will also be featured in HSUS "All Animals"
magazine. Watch for it!
Special thanks to Gini,
Caroline and Rita & Joseph for all of their efforts
during this Easter season!
Thank you to the families
who sent us pictures of your beautiful ducks who have overcome
their bill issues--without needing bill prosthetics. All of
these ducks are living happy and pro-duck-tive lives
Vets who have not had
experience with broken bills will often recommend euthanization.
As long as the duck can still eat, there really is no reason for
this measure. Vets will need to clean the area, prescribe
antibiotics and pain killers. In some cases, tube feeding may be
required in the short term.
Beaky survived a snapping turtle attack:
Beaky when rescued
Nemo was born with her bill deformity:
Harmony was born with a slightly curved bill:
The cause of Dickens broken bill is unknown. His new family
suspects it was either broken by an act of cruelty by humans, by
catching it in fencing or the result of a predatory attack:
Some ducks with broken bills require a deep
dish of food (or powdered food) in order to effectively scoop up
their meals. They should be kept out of freezing temps in winter
to avoid frostbite on their exposed tongues, and they need to be
protected from aggressive flock members who might peck at and
damage their tongues.