I can say that ducks can make great pets for the right person or family.
For over a decade I’ve had ducks in my life in one way or another.
Here’s why I think they’re great pets:
- Ducks are social animals that enjoy spending time with their flock and their humans. They can be quite affectionate, and some ducks even enjoy being petted and cuddled. They also have their unique personalities and can be quite entertaining with their quirky behaviors.
- Ducks are relatively easy to care for. They don’t require as much attention as some other pets, and they are generally low maintenance. They can also be trained to follow simple commands and learn basic tricks.
- Ducks are good for pest control. They love to eat insects, slugs, and snails, which can be helpful in a garden or yard.
- Duck waste can be used as fertilizer for plants.
However, there are some considerations to keep in mind before getting ducks as pets.
They need a significant amount of space, both indoors (in their enclosure) and outdoors. They also require access to clean water for swimming and drinking, and their living area needs to be cleaned regularly. Additionally, ducks are not suitable for all living situations, as some cities and neighborhoods have zoning laws that prohibit keeping ducks as pets.
I wouldn’t recommend ducks to people that don’t have:
- A significant amount of space, both indoors and outdoors.
- Access to clean water for swimming and drinking.
- Willing to clean the ducks living area regularly.
- You live where zoning laws prohibit keeping ducks as pets.
Overall, ducks can make great pets for those who have the space and resources to care for them properly.
They can provide companionship, entertainment, and even practical benefits like pest control and fertilizer.
AND you can even collect their delicious, nutritious eggs.
However, it’s essential to research and understand the requirements of owning ducks before bringing them into your home.