I’ve started to think that he needs a companion, and that the aggression may be connected to sexual maturity. And here is where I am in desperate need of some advice. We really do not want a whole bunch of ducks (two or three would be perfect), so my concern with getting him a female companion is, well, a whole bunch of ducks resulting. But, if we get him a male, will they not simply fight all the time (it seems clear that he is a pretty aggressive/dominant male)? If we got another species, like a goose, would they ever bond, since the goose would be so much larger than him? I have heard of mule ducks like mullards, but don’t really know where to find these (every search I’ve done turns up a lot of stuff about fois gras production, which just makes me sad!). Finally, is it too late to introduce him to a fowl friends since he has been only with humans, a dog, and cats his whole life? I am not certain that he knows that he is a duck, and have often felt that he thinks that he is a dog. It has crossed my mind that he may think that he is trying to mate with our dog in these recent fights.
Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated!