Ducks 101

Always wanted ducks, a pet duck, an imprinted duck but aren’t sure what’s involved? We hope we can help. We have had pet ducks for many years, including imprinted ducks and have learned a thing or two along the way. So we hope we can answer some of your questions in our Ducks 101.

How to spot niacin deficiency in ducklings at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you keep ducks or geese, whether pets or not, you will come across niacin deficiency. It particularly happens in ducklings/goslings, especially in their first week, but can happen any time, as well in adult ducks. Niacin or vitamin B12 is a necessary vitamin for ducks. Ducklings need it toRead More →

Cat carriers are not just for cats at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever given a thought about the humble cat carrier? Thought not. Most people don’t give it a glance until it gets called into play to take their cat to the vet. If the cat carrier had a conscience, it would feel pretty miserable about itself. But cat carriersRead More →

Maggie, our pet duck, came to visit again this morning. When the sun is shining she comes off her nest for an hour, comes to the bottom of the stairs, calls out for me and we go searching for worms. She knows exactly where to go for the worms, ourRead More →