Do ducks like to play cats and dogs do? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

We all know that cats and dogs, especially kittens and puppies, love to play. But what about ducks? Do ducks like to play too? I have had pet ducks now for almost a decade. My first, Maggie, grew up in my house, along with my kitten Gigi. Like all kittens,Continue Reading

Are ducks smart of just savvy? We look at their level of intelligence here at PumpjackPiddlewick. Let's delve...

I was thinking yesterday are ducks smart? I mean, are they actually smart or maybe just savvy? Part of that survival instinct thing. Can they deduce and come up with solutions. In considering, I believe the answer is definitely – yes. But let’s see if I can convince you. It’sContinue Reading

Understanding Duck boundaries at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you have ever flown, you may realise that from above all looks different. And this is true for ducks as well. If you have pet ducks, and you don’t clip their wings, they could fly away simply because they don’t recognise the familiar from above. Or… you can tryContinue Reading

flocking with our pet duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

It is a natural instinct in a duck to flock. And by flocking, I mean wanting, nay needing, to be with others. To be part of a crowd. Safety in numbers and all that. And as ducks are essentially prey, the flock instinct is exceptionally strong. A Flock of DucksContinue Reading

We get asked a lot whether ducks mate for life. Let's delve into the topic at PumpjackPiddlewick

I get asked a lot ~ ‘Do ducks mate for life?’ The answer is Yes. And, no. Like most things in life, it’s not a straight forward answer. It depends on the breed of duck, the circumstances of birth, are they wild or tame, and the whole nurture nature argument.Continue Reading