Ducks like eating celery, whether as a treat or through their food. Celery within their diet will provide them with energy and nutrients, as well as be a fun and healthy snack that is enjoyed in small amounts.
Ducks are able to eat and enjoy eating celery. Celery is one of the various types of greens that provide them with many health benefits.
Health benefits of celery
There are many health benefits to consuming celery. This green vegetable is packed with nutrients and vitamins that can maintain a duck’s health and energy levels.
Some of these benefits include the following:
- Vitamin A- supports the immune system, bone health, and promotes healthy growth.
- Vitamin C- Aids in growth, bone and teeth health as well as cartilage maintenance
- Vitamin K-regulates blood calcium levels, aids in reduced blood clotting, and fast metabolism.
- Calcium- maintains strong bones, aids in muscle and heart health as well as protection from certain cancers and high blood pressure.
- Support digestion- aids in a healthy and clean functioning digestive system.
Fun DIY treats with celery for ducks
Ducks are very adventurous eaters who love a variety of fun fruits and vegetables included in their diet. Below are some fun DIY treats that they are sure to love!
Remember to give these treats in small amounts to avoid health hazards. Avoid citrus-based fruits and vegetables as they may mess with your ducks digestive system and cause them to be ill. Make sure all ingredients are freshly washed and completely cleaned before serving!
3 small heads of broccoli (chopped finely)
2-3 leaves of lettuce (finely chopped)
2 small stalks of celery (chopped finely)
1-2 small basil leaves (chopped finely)
Once all ingredients are chopped finely, mix together until combined fully. Put the mixture in a bowl with 1⁄3 cup of water and let your duck enjoy! Remember to feed them this treat in small amounts to avoid overeating and potential digestive issues.
4-6 medium sized grapes (chopped in fourths to avoid choking)
½ banana (finely chopped)
2-3 sell mint leaves (chopped finely)
1-2 small celery stalks (chopped into thin slices)
When all ingredients are finely chopped, mix all together with ⅓ cup of water until a soupy thick mixture is formed. When all mixed, feed your duck in small amounts to avoid choking and overeating.
Grains and greens
3-4 small stalks of celery (chopped finely)
1 cup of cooked brown rice
⅓ cup of cooked corn kernels
¼ cup of dried or fresh oregano.
After all ingredients are prepared, mix them all together in a bowl until well combined. Once a thick mixture is created, serve your duck in small amounts and watch them enjoy themselves!
Be sure the rice is cooked so that the duck does not choke or hurt themselves on the hard grains.
Other fun foods that ducks can eat
There are many fun fruits and vegetables that ducks are able to eat and may even enjoy. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables that are healthy and nutritious for ducks along with various health benefits.
Remember to give these foods to your duck in small amounts to avoid choking, overeating, and digestive issues.
|Bananas||Provide several vitamins and minerals along with B6, vitamin C, and potassium.|
|Grapes||May protect against some cancers, a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.|
|Peaches||May aid in digestion, protect against certain cancers, may improve heart health.|
|Kale||Contains fiber, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and a wide range of minerals and antioxidants.|
|Lettuce||Aids in bone strength, may improve vision, and sleep.|
|Beets||A great source of fiber, potassium, iron, aids in lower blood pressure, and vitamin C.|
|Carrots||Good source of fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants, and may improve eyesight.|
|Potatoes||A good source of fiber may keep blood and sugar levels low and may prevent some diseases.|
|Parsnips||Provides potassium and vitamin C.|
This information is not a suitable replacement for medical advice, if you believe there is a duck displaying abnormal or odd behaviors, it is important to take them to a veterinarian right way to make sure any and all health problems are addressed and treated correctly.