Can Ducks Eat Fish?

can ducks eat fish

All Fish have two things in common: they live in water and they have a backbone (they are vertebrates). Fish have been around on our planet for more than 500 million years and can be found in nearly all aquatic environments.

Do Ducks Eat Fish?

Ducks are omnivorous birds that feed on a wide variety of food sources. As most wild ducks live around water, they often feed on aquatic plants or animals, including fish and their eggs.


The fish-eating habits actually depend on the type of duck.

Dabbling ducks, for example, can only reach underwater without completely submerging and thus limiting their catching ability. Diving ducks and sea ducks can forage deep underwater. There are even a few specialized species that are adapted to catch and swallow large fish.

If you are raising ducks you can get live feeder fish from your local pet store. There are a number of types available ranging from feeder goldfish, minnows, to guppies.

Conclusion: yes, ducks eat fish, some will be better at catching them than others.

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