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Can Ducks Eat Blueberries?

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Ducks eat most fruits and vegetables when given the chance, including as a part of their everyday diet. Blueberries are especially tasty and fun to eat for ducks. They will gladly enjoy them, plus these vibrant fruits are chock full of nutrients and other health benefits.

Ducks are able to, and may even enjoy, eating blueberries. These tasty fruits are filled with nutrients and numerous health benefits that can keep a duck in top health.

duck on the lawn

Health benefits of ducks eating blueberries

Blueberries offer many health benefits, especially for animals. Ducks enjoy these fruits as they are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, and flavor.

Some of the main health benefits of feeding blueberries to your ducks include the following:

  • Potassium (Aids in the movement of muscles, kidney functions and nerve health.)
  • Anti-Inflammatory (May decrease bowel infections and diseases, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.)
  • Vitamin C (May reduce risks of heart disease, may lower blood pressure, boosts immunity, and may help prevent iron deficiency.)
  • Overall health (Eating blueberries may lower the risk of certain heart diseases as well as some cancers.)

Fun treat ideas with blueberries

Ducks love their food, whether it’s part of their diet or a special treat. Below is a list of some DIY treat ideas for your ducks that are packed with blueberries, nutrients, and fun!

blueberries in a tree

Blue hues

  • A small handful of blueberries (desired amount)
  • Small handful of blackberries (desired amount)
  • Small handful of grapes (cut in half depending on size) (desired amount)
  • ¼ cup of oats (uncooked, raw, or rolled)

Put all ingredients into the blender until completely combined. Once combined into a liquid form, pour into an ice tray and freeze for 1-2 hours (depending on preference).

Once frozen, let thaw until soft enough to feed your ducks. Make sure to feed your duck these treats in small amounts to avoid digestive issues and choking.

Enchanting veggies

  • ¼ cup cooked peas
  • ¼ cucumber (finely sliced into chunks)
  • ⅓ cup cooked rice (any kind is fine)
  • ¾ cup cooked corn
  • ½ cup blueberries (cut in half depending on size and preference )
  • ¼ cup water

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. When fully combined, serve about ½ cup in a bowl for your duck. Make sure this treat is served in small amounts to avoid choking and digestive issues.

Colorful blend

  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup oats (any kind is fine, rolled, raw, uncooked, or whole)
  • ½ banana (chopped into thin slices)
  • ¾ cup cooked peas
  • ¾ cup water

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Once fully combined into a puree, spread the mixture out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a thin layer. Cook in the oven at a temperature of 350°F for 10-15 minutes depending on preference.

Once finished, cut into squares (or desired shape) and feed to your duck. Make sure to feed this in small amounts to avoid choking and any digestive problems.

Other fun fruits that ducks may eat

Ducks are very adventurous eaters who love exploring and trying new foods. Below is a list of some of the most delicious and nutritious fruits that ducks enjoy eating. Be careful to feed these foods in small amounts to avoid digestive issues and choking.

cantaloupe growing in the greenhouse

Be aware when giving citrus-based fruits to ducks as they are oftentimes too strong for a duck’s digestive system and may cause illness and potential death. It is best to avoid citrus-based fruits altogether when feeding your duck.

FruitsHealth benefits
GrapesA good source of potassium, may bring down blood pressure, and lower the risk of heart-related diseases.
PlumsMay reduce blood sugar as well as aids in bone health, blood pressure, and is rich in antioxidants.
WatermelonCan help lower blood pressure, good for the heart, and includes magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6.
PeachesRich in vitamin A, may provide protection from certain cancers, and contains potassium.
PearsMay promote gut health, boost heart health, and contain anti-inflammatory properties.
BananasContains potassium, vitamin B6, C, and may aid in lowering high blood pressure.
CantaloupeContains a high amount of vitamins C and A, which keeps the immune system, eyes, and skin healthy and clear.
TomatoesContains many antioxidants, potassium, folate, vitamin C, and K, as well as the potential to lower the risk of certain cancers.

Special note

The information provided is not a suitable replacement for medical advice, if you believe your duck is displaying abnormal symptoms or acting oddly, it is important to take them to a veterinarian right away to ensure they get the best care.

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