I had a duckling that I bought as food for a caiman that was a picky eater and I wanted to see if he'd take them but he didn't.. So I got stuck with a baby duck, cute watching them swim.. I got suckered in.. Anyways, I don't suggest you free roaming your animal unless you have hardwood floors and like to constantly mop.. Just throw the babys in a good sized box with aspen bedding and a food/water dish and youre set. Adults are best kept outdoors.. He now lives in the town cemetary, he's better out there than any of my ponds.. heh..