Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I was watching my babies preen after having given them a bath and a thought stopped me dead in my tracks: "What about vitamin D?!!"
I know how important vitamin D is for humans. My mother has multiple sclerosis and is house-bound. She never gets any sun and has to suppliment vitamin D on a daily basis. It must be important for birds, too. I can' the
I eve this thought had never crossed my mind. Then I thought about all the parrots I have come across that never step outside. That can't be right. It may not be news to you, but I just now came to find out that they make UV lights for indoor birds. Do your indoor ducks a favor and put a rush order on an avian UV light. There are many to choose from (and adjustable lamps to go with them), but this is the one I chose:
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I will do what most do when they take a rescued duckling in and I feel good about my decision. I have Scooba (who is most definitely a Mallard after all) and the outside ducks separated outside for now, but he will come out in about a week when he is a bit bigger. I won't clip his wings and he will be at will to be free and in the wild... And make babies! There are so many wild ducks here, we are lucky that is an option. He will do well. Strong, confident, and spunky.