View Full Version : Pet Mallard :)

09-29-2004, 06:42 PM
here is a photo of my pet Mallard duck, Pistashio.


If you're wondering what that thing on his tail is, it's a duck daiper! :D You buy duck daipers here:

09-29-2004, 07:33 PM
Its so neat that she has a mallard as a pet! I've always wanted one. Shes lucky!

09-29-2004, 11:03 PM
they're wonderful (not to mention beautiful) pets, but ducks in general are messy and high maintinence. However they are the dogs and cats of the bird world! ;) I can snuggle up with Pistashio anytime I like. This is because he's imprinted on me :) (As I am typing this, he is falling asleep on my lap! :) )

09-29-2004, 11:22 PM
Pistashio is BEAUTIFUL!!! So cute!!!! Does he live indoors?

09-30-2004, 10:30 AM
Yep he's an indoor duck! :)

09-30-2004, 10:57 PM
Cool! Is he potty trained? Does he have a cage? How does he *live* inside? Just curious. Does he have a pool to swim in?

He's REALLY cute. Welcome to Pet Talk, btw. :)

09-30-2004, 11:04 PM
I used to have ducks... but you have an INDOOR one?? :eek: I could never bring any of my ducks inside. They're so messy and stinky!! >.< (at least their droppings are! LOL)

10-01-2004, 10:00 AM
That is SO cool:D You are so lucky I would love to have A Mallard!

10-01-2004, 11:16 AM
To popcornbird:
-No unfortunately it's nearly impossible to potty-train ducks, as they don't have bowel glands to "hold it". You can teach them, but they'll always have accidents.
-Nope, no cage, but he does have a very large playpen for when we're gone. Actually cages can cause foot injuries to ducks, so they shouldn't be used.
-Yep, he LIVES indoors. We have a nice big backyard and are trying ot get him to like it (i'd like to play with the hose with him & pull out the kiddie pool for him out there) but he doesn't like it. What duck would when you can have air conditioning and warm baths? ;) Be he does swim in our bathtub when he wants to swim; we make it nice and warm, and its big to him since he's just a little mallard, not a big Pekin or anything.

To BCBlondie:
Yep they are messy, but most of the mess is contained since he has a diaper, and we have a lot of tile. But that still leaves a lot of cleaning for me! :eek: But it is worth it, he's the greatest pet I've ever owned! :)

10-01-2004, 11:21 AM
What a great fellow, Pistachio is!!!! :) And it sounds like you have a good routine for him. Obviously, a duck is not an ideal pet for many people, but I love reading about your relationship with him! Sounds like it is a match made in heaven!

How did you come about getting him? He's just too handsome!!!! :D

10-01-2004, 11:23 AM
Dirty Bird was one of my favorite, all time, Pets of the Day. :) I thought you might like to read about him.


10-01-2004, 12:20 PM
To Logan:
-As funny as it might sound, a duck was my "dream pet" from a young age. In order to have a mallard legally without a permit, they must be purchased from a certified breeder or hatchery. I purchased Pistashio from Metzer Farms Duck & Goose Hatchery ( www.metzerfarms.com ). He has been my best friend ever since :)

-I've read Dirty Bird's story before :D That's one of the first things I did when I found Pet of the Day was search for previous Duck or Geese. :)

Toby's my baby
10-02-2004, 04:04 PM
Awsome! I have 2 pet mallards, but not in the house! :p


Does your mallard always stay the colors he is in the pic? My mallards look like that in the summer and spring, but know that it is getting a little colder out they aren't as pretty...

10-02-2004, 05:01 PM
No actually right now he's in Eclipse plumage, but during the time we took the photo then he was in his Breeding plumage. :) Your Mallards, Swedish & Pekin are adorable! :D what's their names?

Toby's my baby
10-03-2004, 08:36 PM
My mallards names are Caesar (right) and Romeo(left)