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February 9, 2004

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Nibbles, the Pet of the Day
Name: Nibbles
Age: Six months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Muscovy Duck
Home: Macon, Georgia, USA
   Nibbles is obviously a very happy duck. Actually she is at Grandma's and is standing on the kitchen counter. Mom doesn't allow such shenanigans at home. Well you know how it is when you go to grandma's. Nibbles enjoys interacting with her flock (our family). She loves to watch her boy play Nintendo and has been known to use her own controller to play Mario Land. She likes to play cards when we play "poop" poker. My son and I play that to see who has to clean up after her.

    We got Nibbles as an egg. My son found the egg in a yard in the neighborhood all by itself. He could hear a baby peeping inside and brought it straight home to his mommy for help. We kept it warm and moist and she hatched in two days. Born June 7, 2003. We enjoyed her as a baby searching the internet for information and advice on raising a baby duck. We learned all we could about imprinting food and care. She has grown considerably from the size of your fist to a large football with a head and a tail. She loves attention and is a wonderful friend and companion. I have read she will lay her first egg between six and nine months of age. What excitement we will have on that day. She spends most of her day following me about the kitchen but enjoys those times on the deck playing in her pool and perched on the rails preening her beautiful feathers. There are so many things that she has done that are amazing and she continues to do it every day she lives with us.

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