Just a quick note to update you on the progress of our Lucky Duck aka Austin... He is growing like a weed and eating everything in sight. He is a very messy little duck, so given that fact and his appetite, I am convinced he is a male! lol Honestly I have no idea, but it sounds good... He loves curly endive and Bibb lettuce (organic) but is not crazy about spinach. He loves strawberries and peaches, but won't eat blueberries. He adores oatmeal and cornmeal mush. And he drinks lots of water!
He is a week old now. The research I did tells me that he was barely 24 hours old when we found him, so he had his 1 week birthday on Friday! He has grown almost an inch !! and gained several ounces. He is a happy little fella as long as someone is with him, talking to him, or holding him. He will peep, peep, peep if he is left alone, though. I can always tell when my Little One has left the room, because he begins to cry. He likes to watch TV, and seems to prefer to listen Journey. Oh wait. Maybe that is me! But he doesn't argue about it. :-) I set his tub on the bed the other day while I was ironing, and he looked as though he were watching a ping-pong game - his head went back and forth, back and forth, watching the iron. He just likes to be wherever we are...
He settles down at night as soon as we turn off the lights, but is up bright and early letting us know he is hungry. I leave oatmeal and lettuce bits out for him at night, but I don't think he eats very much. He is taking almost everything he eats to his water dish now, so it is difficult to keep it clean. We change it at least a dozen times a day, and wipe out his bin more often than that! He also could care less where he goes potty, so we usually wrap a cloth around him when we hold him! :-) We put him in a small tub in the bathtub and let him swim around at least twice a day. He does not like it very much at all, but he needs to practice. I have to remind him that he is, after all, a duck! After his swim, he likes to cuddle up in our hands and go to sleep. Yes we are spoiling him and no it is probably not good for him. But he is so cute and irresistible!
We are looking for a home for him, but my Little One will not give him up to just anyone! Hopefully we will find a good place soon.