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Ducks and Geese Adopted

Here are photos of the ducks and geese that we have placed in permanent homes so far. We love to hear from their new families. If you have updated photos of a duck or goose you have adopted from us, or a story to share about them, please email us, so we can update this page for you.

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Duran "Rio" was one of two human-imprinted ganders we named Duran Duran. They came to us as eight-year-old owner surrenders in 2008 and were quickly dubbed "The Pit Vipers" due to their very nasty manners (which is why they were surrendered). Rio had blue eyes and Moon has brown eyes.

After lots of attention and TLC we taught the boys some wonderful new manners and they were able to successfully join our resident gaggle. Not long after this, the boys were adopted to their new family. Unfortunately, the boys did not bond with the new family's goose who needed a companion and they managed to un-learn all of their nice, new manners.

While wonderfully interactive, the boys like to test their boundaries and without proper guidance can soon get out of hand. So once again we carefully reminded "The Duranosaurs" of proper etiquette and once again they fell into a happy life here at Majestic. Wonderful geese, they both run up to greet us every time we enter their pen. They eat grass, lettuce treats and watermelon out of our hands, although Moon was much gentler about it than Rio was! 

Sadly, in 2010 Rio succumbed to renal failure and had to be put to sleep to avoid any pain and suffering. Moon was allowed to be present to ensure he would understand and then careful attention was given to Moon to keep him from falling into a depression during his period of mourning.

Duran "Moon," the gentler of the two ganders, deeply mourned his brother's loss. To help him recover, we welcomed in a female Pilgrim goose into our sanctuary who we named River in memory of Rio.

A spark instantly flew between Moon and River and they were often seen wandering around their enclosure leisurely together or sleeping side-by-side in the sun.

While having a lady friend much improved his Moon's demeanor, he still remained depressed and succumbed to re-occurring infections and illness because of his compromised immunity.

Moon's health took a sudden crash on July 2, 2012 and after attempting all possible intervention, we helped him cross quietly over to the other side.

Duran "Moon" (front) and Duran "Rio" (back)

Duran Moon (Right) and River (Left) meet for the first time

Moon (back) & River (front) share a watermelon

Bitsy was rescued from a pond where she was trying to escape the affections of five Pekin boys. Her neck feathers were missing when she arrived, but they grew back soon after her arrival. Bitsy is one of the tiniest Pekin ducks we have ever seen--hence her name!

Bitsy was adopted by a family with one drake and five hens including one other Pekin named Blanca.



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