Reasons for Ducks to Shake, Both Good and Bad

Most people probably don’t think anything of it. However, it would interest you to know that there are various reasons that are responsible for a duck’s behavior.

Here are the guide that explains why ducks behave in certain ways, and will help you decide should be worried or not about their behavior.

Mating Behavior

This action is one of the ways ducks flirt with one another. The male duck, drake, shakes its tail and head to attract the female duck, the hen.


If you observe that your duck is shaking its wings and tails during warm weather, it is likely that it has been infected with some sort of illness.


The way a duck wags its tail is similar to a dog when it is excited. Just like dogs, domestic ducks wag their tails when they see their owners.