Hopefully, you will know that there are some fruits that ducks cannot eat. This mostly means citrus fruits or any fruits that have not had their seeds removed. Most fruits will be perfectly fine for ducks, though. On this page, we want to help you to work out whether ducks can eat strawberries.
Can Ducks Eat Strawberries?
Yes, ducks can eat strawberries. Actually, ducks love to eat strawberries. They look pretty cute doing it too!
Strawberries are high in nutrients that can help your duck to be healthier. In fact, there are a few nutrients in here that can even help them when it comes to egg production, or to produce better quality meat.
If you can work a few strawberries into your duck’s diet, then not only will they love it, but they are going to be healthier ducks as a result.
You must remember, however, that strawberries are very high in sugar. As with all products that are high in sugar, too many in their diet can be detrimental to their health.
Ducks can also become addicted to sugar much in the same way that humans can be addicted to sugar.
This means that they may end up overindulging, and this means that they are not going to be touching the food that they should be eating e.g. their duck feed.
At the absolute most, your ducks should not be eating strawberries more than once or twice a week. Even then, it should only be a few strawberries at a time.
Preparing the Strawberries for your Ducks
You do not really need to do that much in the way of preparation if you want to feed your ducks some strawberries. The strawberries will be soft enough that even ducklings can eat them with ease.
The one suggestion that we do have is to remove the leaves from the strawberry.
While they are not especially bad for the duck, most ducks do not seem to like them. Once you have removed them, you can cut the strawberries into halves or quarters.
This will make the strawberries a bit easier to eat for the duck, and may even prevent overeating.
If you must feed the strawberries to the ducks, then we suggest that you give them several fruits at a time. It will be a more nutritional meal. Make sure that you keep them in a separate bowl to their other feed so there is no cross-contamination.
The one thing that you do need to know, however, is that any uneaten strawberries should be removed from the duck’s eating area within a few hours.
If you do not remove it, then it will start to attract pests. Yes. The ducks will probably eat these pests, but you probably still not want them in there.
The strawberries may even end up attracting animals that could eat a duck if it had the opportunity e.g. skunks can attack chickens or ducks or raccoons.
Ducks love to eat strawberries, but you should not be feeding them more than once or twice a week. Anything more than that, and their diet will not contain everything that they need to be healthy.
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