Your question: Why is it illegal to own a wood duck?

It is illegal to own a wood duck as a pet. They are a protected species, and you cannot harm, harass, or keep them without special federal and state permits.

Can I raise a wood duck?

They must be provided with quiet, secure surroundings and have the right diet presented to them properly. Wood ducklings should never have unlimited access to water for bathing until they go outside and are waterproofed. Wood ducklings of similar ages may be housed together but should be close in age.

What do you do if you find a baby wood duck?

A baby wood duck that has been orphaned needs to be cared for by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Your task will be to keep the duckling warm, clean and well-fed until you can get it safely delivered into the hands of experts.

Is it illegal to own a mallard duck?

Mallards are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. It is illegal for any person to take, possess, transport, sell, or purchase them or their parts, such as feathers, nests, or eggs, without a permit.

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Are wood ducks illegal to own?

It is illegal to own a wood duck as a pet. They are a protected species, and you cannot harm, harass, or keep them without special federal and state permits.

What do you feed a wood duck?

Adult wood ducks feed on a variety of nuts and fruits, aquatic plants and seeds, and aquatic insects and other invertebrates. Insects and aquatic invertebrates are particularly important food items of adult hens during egg laying in spring.

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