Care for baby mallard ducklings

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It's the single biggest killer in all wild ducks, feeding them is killing them!

Just like when you see the "Please don't feed the bears" signs, wild animals should never be fed. That includes WILD ducks.

It's bad for any kind of duck, wild or domestic, or the domestic ducks people "release" to the wild. Note the fact that they are DOMESTIC ducks, and can't live in the WILD. WILD ducks can live in the WILD; but DOMESTIC ducks can only live in DOMESTIC settings. They have been bred for centuries to be fatter for human consumption, and shorter wing spans to reduce fly-aways in the domestic farm/backyard setting. Plus, they have 'odd' coloration compared to wild ducks. White is a dead giveaway to a predator.

DO NOT take them from the wild. I believe it's illegal in most U.S. states to remove ducks from the wild for any reason, so doing so could get you a huge fine.

For duckling help, go to these sites:

Go to and click on the CARE & HEALTH button. also help.

And as with all animals, a qualified expert (like a veterinarian, wild animal rehaber ect.) can be a wealth of information. If they can't help you, call your local Fish and Game association or something.

Honestly you guys need to calm down... anyways you can go to many sites and if its a mallard you have or want to have then if you raise it, not to be attached to you and you get it wander around and live mostly without you, then there is a chance it will be able to survive in the wild....I'm getting 2 mallard ducklings tommarrow(:

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