Billy was exposed to starvation and
extreme temperatures before coming to Majestic.
Billy's bill was cut off prior to his being dropped off,
putting him at risk of frostbite on his tongue. Unfortunately he arrived with
frostbite on his face nodules and on his webbed feet, but he has since made a
Billy is a very interactive and friendly duck!
Billy (who is very large) comes up to greet us whenever he
hears us in the barn. He loves to have lengthy chats about how grand he is!
Muscovy ducks make wonderful pets! They tend to be very interactive and even wag their tails when they're happy! Quieter than other ducks, males make a breathy "Huch-uch-cha" sound while females trill & squeak.
Special considerations: While we are interested
in finding Billy his new and forever home, his new owners MUST have
a predator proof pen with constant aviary covering/protection overhead because
Muscovy ducks can (and do) fly and escape. Wing clipping is not enough--pens
must be 100% secure. We do not want any Muscovy ducks escaping into the wild
where they do not belong and are currently being destroyed in many areas.
Additional considerations: Muscovy ducks have
facial caruncles, which are very susceptible to cold and frostbite. They need
spacious indoor accommodations for freezing weather when they should not be
allowed to venture outside for long intervals (short intervals on sunny
afternoons is about their limit).