Okay, admit it — how many of you have always wanted a duck for a pet? Look how adorable they are! Their little waddles, mighty quacks and cute little faces all shout, “Please take me home!” I’m guilty of feeding the ducks at various ponds, although nowadays it’s prohibited in some areas. I keep waiting for one to follow me home so I can righteously claim, “He’s not mine, officer — he just lives here!”
A duck doesn’t seem nearly as cuddly as some of the more traditional pets out there. A cat will lie in your lap (or on your head), and a dog will curl up beside you and help protect your home. What exactly does a duck do? Are they even good animals to have around the home? What sort of care needs to be given to a duck, anyway?