hello all, our duck daisy has become really quite fat, her bum looks really big from behind, and shes really waddling, its in the last week shes started looking like this and she cant get up the ramp into the house and when she lays down in the garden she lays her head out in front on the ground rather than on her back. do you think this sounds just like a fat duck, or could there be something wrong? all the other ducks are fine. thanks, from debbie and benn xx
fat duck help(12 posts)
Not sure Debbie and benn I don't thinck a duck could get so fat in a week that it could hardly walk. Has there been a change in daisy's diet?George
Hi Debbie I think she is possibly egg bound from what you are saying, I would be inclined to get her checked out by a vet to be on the safe side
if you read paragraph 3 in this link it maybe what you are seeing and calling fat
Still wondering why Daisy is fat. She is eating and drinking, she is less mobile, spending most of the time sat down. We have to pick her up to put her to bed and again to get her out in the morning as she can't get up the ramp where her belly is big.
I've been reading alot of articles online today and it sounds like she is egg bound. has anyone had experiece of this and know how to help or any remedys? We don't live in a rural area so the local vets just do cats and dogs etc.
AW poor girl ,sorry no idea and if she was egg bound all this time she wouldn't still be here I don't think .Warm bath for egg bound but really don't think it's the case .Maybe a huge internal prolapse .Hope another member can help sorry .MamaGoose Girl
so sorry Debbie but i did advice a vet 3 weeks ago and that is still my advice, where you live doesn't matter, i live in the country but visit a town vet, im with Mama here either an internal prolapse or sorry to say a tumour please get her to a vet asap, this has gone on to long nowmo x
She really needs to go to a vet asap. Ring around and you will find one who deals with birds/small animals. I agree that she looks like she has a large prolapse or even peritonitis possibly from egg binding.
If she were mine I would not leave her in this condition without seeking veterinary advice.
Have you been able to feel the fat area, is it hard or squashy.
If hard she could be egg bound. If squashy she could be retaining water - something I know hens get called water belly. I just googled water belly and read,
""ascetis", also called water belly. It's not a disease, but is heart failure and hypertension, their liver stops functioning properly and goes bad, and their belly fills up with fluid leaking from the liver, which they can eventually die from after a while."
Hope you get her sorted soon. Best Wishes
sara @ farmingfriends
hello everyone thanks for all the advice. I took her to a vet nearby who deals with birds and they could feel a few lumps in her belly, and the size was due to fluid. i could either have blood tests and then surgery, drainage and antibiotics which would be a temporary solution as she said it would probably come back in weeks or months or have her put to sleep. I had her put to sleep, i held her while they did it as she knew me and it reduced her stress. She went peacefully! RIP daisy duck!!
I am so sorry Daisy has gone .:(((( MamaGoose Girl
It is what I would have done and the most sensible and caring option. Not an easy call though.
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