- Paperback: 426 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd Edition edition (June 27, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150034477X
- ISBN-13: 978-1500344771
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,379,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ultimate Pet Duck Guidebook: All the things you need to know before and after bringing home your feathered friend. Paperback – June 27, 2014
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About the Author
Kimberly Link is the Founder and President of Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, one of the largest shelters in the country entirely dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding new homes for non-flying, abandoned domestic ducks & geese. An avid waterfowl lover, she grew weary of inadequate duck guides not intended for loving pet owners.
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I own just about every duck book worth owning, and some that aren't. I breed Call ducks, so I like to have a variety of good references. This book and Dave Holderread's Storey's Guide are the ones I go to most often. While I consider the Storey's Guide indispensable, it contains a lot of information a casual owner probably doesn't need, e.g., genetics, butchering, and duck recipes. (I've never read the butchering and recipe chapters.)
Kim's guide is more narrative and is easy for anyone to understand. There is information on nutrition, environment, interaction, accommodations, predation, anatomy, illness, and so much more. I actually read books like this cover-to-cover, and it wasn't at all hard to do it with this one even though it's a very large book. It really is that interesting and that easily readable.
I'd very much like to see this book in an electronic version so I can have it with me wherever I am. I like to keep all my "must haves" on my phone and tablets, and this one is a definite must have for me!
Now, I have also read other books such as Dave Holdread's guide to raising ducks and Duck! There's a Goose in the House! by Nancy Townsend. Both are decent, especially the later which has info on house ducks. But this book is by far the most detailed and comprehensive book I've found yet.
The only downsides I can think of is it lacks information on house ducks. It does have some information but not much. Then again, the author seems to feel that ducks belong in an outdoor setting and not as house pets. Nonetheless she does have some information on duck diaper resources.
The first book I ordered had pages falling out shortly after I started reading it. However, I asked Amazon to replace it and I haven't had any issues since. I most likely received a bad copy which does happen from time to time.