This Is What Happens When Ducks Eat Bread

Don't do it.

Most everyone has fond memories of going to a duck pond as a child and tossing them pieces of bread. For many of us, it's one of our first ways of bonding with nature.

With all that we've heard about animals suffering because of extensive habitat destruction and climate change, it does seem like feeding bread to ducks is actually a way of helping animals out and making sure they're well taken care of. 

Sadly, while feeding ducks is enjoyable for us, it's actually harmful to them, particularly those that live in popular ponds where people are constantly feeding them.


Just as it would be incredibly unhealthy for a person to eat nothing but bread, the same is true for ducks.

Over time, the lack of nutrients can lead to devastating diseases, and can even cause malformed wings.

Not only that, but any uneaten bread rots in the water, inviting in microbial diseases as well.

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Learn more about this by reading The Disturbing Reason You Shouldn't Feed Bread To Ducks and find solutions to make their lives healthier and happier. 

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