Muscovy Ducks as Pets. Muscovy Duck Owners Manual. Muscovy Duck Pros and Cons, Care, Housing, Diet and Health All Included. (Paperback)
Big, beautiful and full of personality, Muscovy ducks are increasingly popular pets for families. Whether you prefer watching them bathing in their pond, prowling for insects on the lawn or teaching their ducklings the ways of the world, these birds are sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. While they are not difficult to care for, it is important to start on the right foot, by learning the tricks and tips used by experienced keepers and breeders. Inside, you will find information about the natural history, biology and habits of these darling ducks, as well as instructions relating to their feeding, housing and care. Muscovy ducks can make very rewarding pets, but it is important to avoid acquiring one on an impulse. Muscovy duck care is not particularly difficult, but it does require a significant commitment. Too many people purchase hatchling ducks at fairs or flea markets, only to realize a few weeks later that they are not comfortable providing the care the ducks need. Despite the challenges they present, Muscovy ducks make fine pets for those dedicated to their care. Additionally, with an entire chapter devoted to the kaleidoscopic colors of these birds and the ways in which they pass these colors on to their young, you can learn how to produce your own ducklings in a myriad of colors and pattern variations.