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@dustyotterduckums

Smiles for daysss. Lots of people have seen their dog smile, but a duck? Yes, of course, they have some of the best smiles in the animal kingdom. Perfect smooth lips, no teeth, just the right amount of eye twinkle, and happiness exuding from their core ✨ May all animals find joy and their inner soul smile while on this earth 🌎 #dustyandotterduck #smile #animalfriends #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

These two busy bodies, always seeing what everyone else is doing 😅👀 Watching the neighbor move stuff in his yard... Busy day leads to sleep babies. Night all. #duckpatrol #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

They saw dada’s truck pull up, all the way from the back of our yard. Then waited silently to see if he was going to come say hi or go in the house first to change. Devoted daughters. #dustyandotterduck #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

We had a sitter come to take care of the girls last night and this morning so we could have a night away. This is the reception we got upon return 🎉 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Diaper application update. We got the daisy diaper on Dusty but it must not have been adjusted properly as it hung down in the back and she wasn’t all that pleased. She did tolerate putting it on well and walked in it (although very awkwardly). The entire incident took around 30 seconds to transpire but she needed a 5 minute snuggle with dada afterwards to recover. Then he put her down and she told Otter what it was like and laughed hysterically. We won’t give up just yet. Sorry no pics, it was just too much to start snapping 📸 Happy Saturday everyone. #dustyandotterduck #diaperupdate #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

After 10 days sleeping in a playpen in our house the girls are finally back to sleeping in their own pad outside 🎉The temperature warmed up considerably, and while there’s still quite a bit of snow, they’ve started to tolerate standing on it at least 😂 It was really sweet to have them back in the house with us and looking in the mud room to see them all tucked in and warm was really adorable, but I know they’re happier to be in their own space outside. That was a helluva snow situation duckies, we’re all really proud of you for taking it in such stride. The diapers will be tried on tomorrow and if they are on board to wear them, we’ll have a solid plan for occassional house visits and future freak Seattle snow storms. Night everyone, thanks for being such a loving and fun extended family ❄️🥰👋 #dustyandotterduck #snowducks #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #throwbackthursday

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@dustyotterduckums

Diaper inspection round 2: Complete! I’ve actually never seen the girls this interested in any object (let alone a NEW object). I keep wondering if @bonanaspetboutique rubbed these with the equivalent of duckie catnip...what would they be...perfume de wormie? 🐛 With the overall positive reaction and the fact that dada will be home from work tomorrow, it’s looking like we may be able to try them on some time tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for pics and videos and wish us luck 🍀 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Remember the post from the other night when I said the girls called the spot where their pool drains their “secret snow lagoon”? Well it actually looks like that now 😂 We had a huge tree limb come down right on their garden roof, luckily dada’s superior design and building skills caught the limb and no damage was done to the enclosure 🙌 Dusty was exceptionally brave this morning in trying to navigate this piney passage, but she decided it was too much in the end. Remember that these two are scared of brooms, smoothies, and rolls of masking tape, so this was a huge step for her 👻🙅🏻‍♀️😅 #dustyandotterduck #snowducks #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

After 1.5 weeks of snow the girls couldn’t stand waiting for it to melt anymore. They decided to take matters into their own hands and go on a snowy expedition. It lasted about five minutes then they were done, but they were really proud of themselves 😌 #dustyandotterduck #snowducks #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Just got home from work and the girls DEMANDED to inspect all attire personally, before they don anything. Think they were overall very pleased with craftsmanship, style, and fabric choice. The both seemed to especially like the heart and flower faux buttons at the top of the bib. Of course they did, those are the best part 😍 What can I say, the girls have good taste. Now to see if they’ll actually wear them....Gonna give them a few more days to warm up to them and get used to seeing them around. But so far so good, considering they’re usually scared of anything new. We will prob wait to try them on until this weekend. Sorry for the suspense but they gotta be fully on board 🤞 #dustyandotterduck #duckdiapers #fashionreport #inspectionprocess #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Omg the diapers are here! And they are more beautiful than I ever imagined. I will die a happy woman if the girls will actually wear these 😂 If not, we will do a giveaway for all you bird moms out there! These were custom made by @bonanaspetboutique and holy cow the craftsmanship is just impeccable. We chose the blue daisy one for Dusty and the dark one with hearts for Otter, but could switch em, what do you guys think? They each come with two newborn diapers which get inserted in the back under their bum. Getting these on the girls will be an entirely separate story 😅 We will gladly take any tips or trick to help them get used to wearing these occasionally. Thank you so much @bonanaspetboutique for your obvious love of birds and their slightly crazy parents 🤩 #duckdiapers #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Dusty’s getting ready for her nap and Otter’s enjoying the last of the chia bowl. Watch how Dusty tucks her foot into her down feathers to keep it warm while she rests. It completely disappears! Remember that down is for ducks and geese, not jackets, vest, blankets, sleeping bags or shoes. They need it to stay alive, and we have excellent synthetics available that rival any feathers. Our favorites include @patagonia @marmot @save_the_duck #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Cucumber chia bowl for breakfast, their fave 😁 Babies slept well, they’re preening now then will go back to sleep for a short nap soon. Then out to their pool to play for the day. Grateful we’re able to give them such a simple life full of their favorite things. #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Bedtime routine. Talk to mama, talk to each other, flap wings, shake bum, dry off from a day in the pool. LOVE when they start to get sleepy and make their soft, tired clucks 🥰 Night everyone. #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

After a week of snow, it seems the weather has finally turned and rain has arrived. The girls are enjoying a cucumber chia bowl for breakfast. Hoping more of this 16” or so of snow melts away today and tomorrow. Forage time will return soon girls, I promise. For those who’ve asked about the chia. My husband loves the kombucha chia drinks. One day he was drinking it and said something like “I feel like a frog drinking this, I bet the girls would like it too” 🐸 And so we researched it to see if it was safe and couldn’t find anything suggesting otherwise. And yes, they do love it. It gets all chewy like some kind of tiny pond plant and is full of healthy protein, vitamins and minerals. We usually give them a teaspoon or so in their water bowl, maybe once a week in the winter, to supplement for missing protein from minimal bugs. This week they’ve had a little bit everyday as they’ve had zero forage time for over a week. Chia is also a superfood for humans, very tasty in oatmeal, pancakes, waffles and cookies. The seeds are so tiny you can just sprinkle them in and they boost the nutrition significantly. They can even act as an egg replacer in baking, just mix 1 tbsp with a bit of hot water until they soften and get gelatinous like a scrambled egg. 😘 #dustyandotterduck #chia #eatplants #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

She really really loves her dada. With all the snow we’ve gotten, much of the city has shut down. That means he got to stay home from work today and take care of duckies instead. Think she’s praying for more snow (and she’s gonna get it). Scroll for video of her laughing at him while he dances for her. 🙏 #babies #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Another morning in the house, another snowstorm on the way. We now have over a foot of snow and we lost our rain tent to the weight of it last night 😳 But the girls are hanging tough, snuggling and napping and snacking like this is the new normal. Adaptability at its finest :) The good news is that it’s slowly getting warmer, and some of this snow will change to rain in next few days. The girls will be heading back outside for the day in the balmy 35 degrees to swim and snack in the comfort of their own house. Hope everyone has a good Monday! #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

It’s been one week since we brought the girls in the house to sleep. They are certainly getting used to it, must remind them of when they were teens living in our kitchen full time 😂 Dusty REALLY wanted a snuggle from dada tonight before bed. Otter was on my lap watching the screen and decided to adjust, then readjust the exposure with her beak 📷😎 Truly remarkable beings. They’re all snuggled in their playpen, with a curtain over the window so no peeping animals can see them while they rest. All is well in duckville. Now let’s see how much snow this second storm gives us tonight, then we can worry about the super storm set to hit us Tuesday 😑We have plenty of bedding, cucumbers and food for them, and coffee for us so we should be good ❤️Night all. #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Best part of waking up in the house? Being able to demand snacks straight outta bed! They don’t stop talking, laughing, yelling until they get their lettuce and chia bowl for breakfast. I usually have half a cup of (half caf!) coffee when I wake up. That has significantly increased (to two full cups) this past week 😂 They are the biggest joy and the biggest mess. Back to their pool for the day. More snow is supposed to hit us tonight, and possibly through Tuesday. Grateful that we have a warm house and plenty of food for us and them. We’re all hanging in there ❤️ #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #duckmerch

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@08026891c

Reposted from @dustyotterduckums - If the super bowl was based around which ducklings could pretend to eat the most lettuce without actually eating any, our girls would have won. Fast forward four years and they would definitely lose 🐷🥬🏈 Who else would watch that kind of duckling bowl? 🙋‍♀️ Happy game watching (or not), hope it’s full of yummy veggie snacks and cute baby animals. Oh and a ball throwing good time :) Can you tell we aren’t sports fans? 😂 #ducklingbowl #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderlandpinkypink - #regrann

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@dustyotterduckums

Asked the girls to pose next to their likeness on my sweatshirt to see how close the resemblance is. Pretty darn close if you ask me! Big thanks and love to super talented artist and friend @abelmac 🎨 We went to art school with him many years ago in NYC, he’s now based out of LA and spreads his magical dreamscapes and visions around the world. We are so grateful he shared this perfect drawing of the girls with us. We have this rad design available in our shop on super soft hoodies and tees, all profits go towards the girls medical bills and duck rescues nationwide. Link to website is in our bio 🙌 #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #duckmerch

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@dustyotterduckums

A lot of folks have been asking why the girls sleep standing up and/or sleep with their eyes open so I thought I’d share what I know :) Ducks are able to sleep both laying down and standing up, when sleeping while standing they usually tuck one leg up into their downy feathers and leave one leg exposed. This helps control their body heat and minimizes heat loss by about half! We often see them lay down in their playpen or near their pool, it just depends on how they feel and their internal thermostat. As for the eye open while sleeping, that’s even more interesting. Ducks can let one hemisphere of their brain sleep at a time, leaving one eye open on the side of the brain that remains alert for predators, and letting the other eye and corresponding brain hemisphere sleep. With one eye open for potential threats researchers have seen sleeping ducks respond to a picture of a predator in less than 1/5 of a second 😮 They also noticed that when 4 ducks are sleeping in a row, the 2 in the middle will close both their eyes while the 2 on the ends will both leave the eye facing outward open. They have a built in 24/7 alarm system that still allows them and their friends to get as much shut eye as possible👏 The girls had a nice day in their pool and will be heading to bed soon. We think Otter saw a predator of some kind lurking in our front yard last night as she responded with her alarm quack. We got up and couldn’t see anything but I’m sure she did. They are completely locked in and secure but she must’ve seen it through the window. I might hang up a curtain tonight so they can get some extra restful sleep with no peeping raccoons wandering by. 🙅🏻‍♀️ #dustyandotterduck #sleepyducks #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #duckfacts

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@dustyotterduckums

This is the girls’ plan for the rest of the day, oh and napping in their warm bedding as needed. They’ll come in before sunset to dry off and sleep inside. Have a good weekend everyone ⛄️ #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #snowducks #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Absolutely beautiful. But boy is it gonna be a long week 😳 Seattle usually gets a couple inches of snow once or twice per year, at most. Occasionally we’ll get hit with a snow storm like this but it’s not usually accompanied by weeks of freezing temps. Sigh. The girls will be sleeping inside for a while yet. Really hoping their diapers arrive today or Monday 😬 They’re being good girls and making the best of it. #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #snowducks #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #flashbackfriday

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@rhino1818

Reposted from @dustyotterduckums - It’s been snowing all afternoon but finally let up for a bit. The temperature is warmer than it’s been all week and the girls decided enough is enough. They heard me emptying their pool (so it can be refilled in the morning) and they rushed down to play in their “secret snow lagoon” (so they called it😂) Ok girls, whatever works for you. But 5 minutes walking in the snow was plenty and then they were ready to hit the playpen. As soon as we put them in they were super quiet, sleepy, and satisfied. Guess that little outing was enough to hold them over. Until tomorrow. Sleep well babies. 😍☃️ #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #snowducks #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #flashbackfriday - #regrann

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@dustyotterduckums

It’s been snowing all afternoon but finally let up for a bit. The temperature is warmer than it’s been all week and the girls decided enough is enough. They heard me emptying their pool (so it can be refilled in the morning) and they rushed down to play in their “secret snow lagoon” (so they called it😂) Ok girls, whatever works for you. But 5 minutes walking in the snow was plenty and then they were ready to hit the playpen. As soon as we put them in they were super quiet, sleepy, and satisfied. Guess that little outing was enough to hold them over. Until tomorrow. Sleep well babies. 😍☃️ #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #snowducks #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #flashbackfriday

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@dustyotterduckums

They started fighting again 😩 This time looked like Otter started it (emboldened from last win🤔) So put them back outside to swim it off. Otter went first but did her “WHERE’S MY SISTER?!” quack. When I put Dusty in with her, yep, they started fighting again 😑 It’s gonna be a long week. Please melt snow! #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

They woke up around 20 min ago. Ate some lettuce and took a bath while listening to @prince then immediately went back to sleep with the help of some @beethovenclassics. Figured we might as well use all this indoor time to further their musical education. PS: Answer to why ducks sleep standing on one leg: “Birds' legs have an adaptation called "rete mirabile" that minimizes heat loss. The arteries that transport warm blood into the legs lie in contact with the veins that return colder blood to the bird's heart. The arteries warm the veins. Because the veins also cool the arteries, the bird’s feet are closer to environmental temperature and thus don’t lose as much heat as they would if they were at body temperature. And by standing on one leg, a bird reduces by half the amount of heat lost through unfeathered limbs.” #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

This is what I saw when I came out of the shower this morning. No matter how big of a mess they make in the house I can’t get mad at them, they’re so sweet and just happy to be warm and safe. Sleep tight duckies. #dustyandotterduck #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Snugs before bed. A whole lotta sweetness to balance a whole lotta house poos. Thanks for being so adaptable girls, hopefully you’ll be foraging again soon. Sleep well babies. #dustyandotterduck #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

Mama finally wised up and bought XXL puppy pads to cover our kitchen floor while the girls are inside during this unexpected and extra long cold snap. It looks like it’s going to be abnormally cold and with even more snow through next week 😳 I knew they’d be afraid of them unless I covered the entire floor so there was no other place to go. Sure enough they ran the other way. Held them on my lap on the pads for a few minutes and put a lettuce bowl in the center and that was enough for them to tolerate it. But as soon as they finished their lettuce they both turned and stood just next to the pads with their bums facing the other direction 😑Poor babies are getting antsy being cooped up by their pool all day without any foraging but no one wants to walk through the snow and ice either. Lotta sympathy for all you bird moms with freezing temps and snow all winter. It’s no joke to keep these guys entertained and the house poo free! Diapers are on the way but they won’t be here soon enough. #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood

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@dustyotterduckums

The girls just made a new musical discovery. They never heard James Taylor before. Think they’re in love 😂😍❤️ #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo

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@dustyotterduckums

The girls are winding down in their play pen before drifting off to sleep. It’s another night inside as overnight temps are dropping again. They are getting used to the routine and seem to enjoy the floor to ceiling windows (our sliding door) and the wall of plants next to them. Mud room is probably the nicest room in our house actually 😂 Of course they get it. Night girls. #dustyandotterduck #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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@dustyotterduckums

Snack time is over and nap time is here. People often think of birds like ducks and chickens and somewhat robotic, just little egg or meat robots. But as you guys see everyday, they are so much more personable, funny, and adaptable than that. They quickly learn and accept new routines, even welcome them. They haven’t really napped in our kitchen like this in almost 4 years, since they were babies. But if given the chance and encouragement, that yes this is a safe place and you are ok to nap here, then they happily will. My hope in sharing their lives with you is that you see the sweetness and longing for a full life these creatures have. With all the snuggling, fighting, likes and dislikes, they are just like us. 🐣❤️🐣 #dustyandotterduck #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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@dustyotterduckums

“Mama we didn’t fight all night! How about some more of those snacks from the silver box by the door? MORE TOMATOES??” Ok, girls. You were good all night. You can have some snacks 😘 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #goodmorning #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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@dustyotterduckums

Fight before bed tonight. I don’t know who started it but it ended Otter 1:Dusty 0 🤼‍♀️ Had them in the kitchen snacking on tomatoes before going in their play pen. I looked up to see them lunging at each other and Otter grabbed Dusty right between the eyes. For anyone who doubts Otter’s ability to stand up for herself, please know the girl can hold her own. Look at her satisfied face in the second photo 😂 Dusty is perfectly fine and yes, Otter got a time out too. #sisters #dustyandotterduck #cayugaduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Forgot I took these videos of the girls yesterday, after the biting fiasco. Dusty’s face 🤦‍♀️ Does she care that she got in trouble? Nope! You can see the indignation in her eyes 😂 #noapologies #divadays #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Ah, babies in the house. I’ve never cared for human babies but I’m thinking it’s fairly similar with these two. Waking up in their crib at the crack of dawn wanting to come out, hungry and stinky they play with their food and water making a mess and trying to eat anything they find on the floor, then finally settle down and want to snuggle and nap. They still really need a bath, but they’re hanging out until I can de-ice their pool and clean their bowls. It must be a snow day miracle as they’ve been in the kitchen for over an hour with me, eating lettuce, drinking chia water and listening to classical music without even a single poo 🙌 Mozart put them right to sleep. 🔮 Really proud of them right now 🐣😘🙏 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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All tucked in for the night. They’re sleeping in our mud room in their pack n play as it’s supposed to drop in temp tonight and we want them to be comfy. The mud room isn’t heated but it’s insulated and much warmer than outside. We don’t want them to sleep in the house with us as we have the fire going and it’s quite toasty in here. In the morning, they’ll want to go back outside and we don’t want them to go from super warm to super cold. Their dense layer of down feathers and high body temperature (105-106 degrees F) keep them warm in very cold conditions as long as they’re dry and protected from the wind. That being said, they seem to appreciate the play pen for those chillier days and nights. They swam in their pool all day and got their yayas out, so far no biting :) Night everyone. 😴 cc:@graco #dustyandotterduck #ducksinthehouse #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Every warm and snuggly snow day has to end with siblings fighting until they have to be separated. Lots of quacking and biting today (all by Dusty) so she had to sit in the vet tub until she finally passed out for her morning nap. 😴 I’ve actually never seen them fight in the play pen. But alas, babies. Back outside to swim or nap in their house the rest of the day. #dustyandotterduck #snowday #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Wow we got way more snow than I expected. Probably close to 4-5inches. That’s a LOT for Seattle ☃️We’re from the east coast so know it’s not in relation to everywhere else, but for these duckies this is a no-go blizzard zone :) They wouldn’t come out of their house at all, I actually had to crawl into their bedroom and lift them out. We carried them up the hill to the house and here they rest, eating warm chia water bowls and snacking in their play pen. Thank you @graco for making species neutral baby corrals🐣☺️ Dada is off from work so he can get them situated outside when it stops snowing and he can fill their pool and clean everything. Til then, snow day in the kitchen ❤️ #dustyandotterduck #snowday #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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The girls decided they wanted to sleep outside tonight. They had one final short forage before bed then happily piled into their cozy house. Usually they stay up preening and chatting for a while but tonight they went quiet right away, they must’ve plunked right down and passed out. Their bodies run at 105 degrees plus they’re wearing full down jackets so they stay nice and toasty as long as they’re out of the wind and dry. We usually offer them their house or the play pen in our mud room and they let us know which they’re feelin. Tonight they were happy to sleep with the snowflakes. Night everyone. Stay warm. ❄️❄️❄️ #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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First snow of the year! It usually only snows once or twice per winter. I thought we might skate by without any this year, but Otter got her wish (sorry Dusty, we know the diva doesn’t really do snow). It’s supposed to drop in temp tonight and keep snowing so we may have a little blanket tomorrow. We’ll probably let the girls sleep in our mud room in their pack n play tonight, it’s not necessary but they’re spoiled 😗 The temp is slightly warmer than outside (without being heated so their bodies can easily adjust to temperature shifts) and they like anything new and special. They stayed out for 10-15 min then were ready to go back in their pool and watch the snow fall on the trees. ❄️ #dustyandotterduck #snowday #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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If the super bowl was based around which ducklings could pretend to eat the most lettuce without actually eating any, our girls would have won. Fast forward four years and they would definitely lose 🐷🥬🏈 Who else would watch that kind of duckling bowl? 🙋‍♀️ Happy game watching (or not), hope it’s full of yummy veggie snacks and cute baby animals. Oh and a ball throwing good time :) Can you tell we aren’t sports fans? 😂 #ducklingbowl #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Dusty’s face when I read her all of the nice comments you guys left for her and Otter the last few days 😁 Just want to say that we LOVE our big extended family on here, it makes raising these two that much more fun to have so many positive, loving aunties and uncles from around the world 🌍 We love reading your questions and comments. It’s incredible to hear your stories of love and loss with other animals, your opening up to new ways of seeing other creatures, your normal human struggles and how these two tiny feathered people have helped you or given you some joy or hope or even just a smile. While others’ lives can seem idyllic, it’s always a mix of hard and easy, snuggly and painful. It’s a pleasure to share our story with you guys, so thank you for the support, the comments and the love. May 2019 be a good, peaceful and egg-free year for us all 🐣😉❤️ #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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“THROW THE CUCUMBAS, MAMA!” I’m trying girls, they’re stuck to the cutting board 🤯 I swear I wasn’t trying to psych them out 😂 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Good morning from me and the girls. Everyone woke up feeling refreshed and ready for another day. They’re happy to not having any road trips or vet appts on the schedule today. Just snacks and swimming, as it should be :) #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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“Are we there yet??” Road trip to the vet this morning for Otter’s new hormone implant. Stops egg production and keeps her happy and healthy. They had to wait longer than usual for her appt and were really bored but did great holding it together 👏 They even bumped into one of their Instagram fans in the office! She walked in and said, omg is that @dustyotterduckums?! 😂 #dustyandotterduck #roadtrip #vetvisits #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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So many birds out this morning, chirping and singing with joy for the sun and this early spring. Sometimes I forget that the girls are birds too. Their personalities are so big that they quickly erase all boundaries between species. But they do wake up with the sun, just like most birds, and love the same things like bathing in a puddle or finding a big worm. And I’m sure all the local robins would want a @tinder profile too if they knew what one was. Here’s to all our feathered friends big and small. 🦉🦅🦆🐥🐔 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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“Ok, that kitchen visit was kind of exhausting. We’re ready for bed now. You comin or what mama? We can’t tuck ourselves in” Yes, I’m coming girls, hold your little horses. 😅🐴🦆🐴🦆 #dustyandotterduck #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Seems someone is back into nest making mode, that means she may start producing eggs again soon 😩 When she saw me filming her, she was like, “wha mama, I wasn’t doing anything....” For those unsure why egg laying is a problem for these two, the reason is that they both suffered from a respiratory infection as babies which left their reproductive organs in less than perfect shape. It’s life threatening for them to lay eggs as they don’t form properly and can get stuck in their bodies causing serious illness and death. It’s actually quite common for birds bred for egg production to have these problems, very often they get sick and die and know one really know why or assumes it’s egg related but accepts that’s par for the course. These are all living beings who deserve a change at thriving just like the rest of us. Humans have manipulated them through selective breeding for thousands of years, resulting in birds bred for meat who are too big to walk, and birds bred for eggs who routinely die from infection and reproductive cancers. For these two life is still possible as we will provide all of the medical care they need to stay healthy. For anyone who has purchased anything from our shop, thank you, the small profits from each sale add up and allow us to use them for the girls’ vet bills, as well as donating to our fave animal rescues. If you have a bird with egg laying issues please take her to the vet and see what options are available, they are always worth it. ❤️ #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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Must’ve been a chatty night for the girls, as Dusty woke up askin about her @tinder profile again. I shoulda known, with Spring just around the corner and all. Yes you’re very cute but no boys allowed baby girl. Anyway, hit it Dusty! 😆📣🐤 #dustyandotterduck #animalvideo #animalfriends #vegan #petducks #ducksarethebest #duckface #ducksofinstagram #ducklovers #birdsofinstagram #happybabies #ducks #veganfortheanimals #veganfam #vegansofig #beautifulbirds #veganlove #friendsnotfood #pnwonderland

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