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Meet one-legged duck Stumble. He’s elderly, a pampered house bird who loves spending time in the bath and had his leg amputated in a fishing line accident.

And now the domestic duck needs a wheelchair so he can keep moving and stay healthy.

Manor Farm Charitable Trust, based in Nottinghamshire, has been raising money to fund his specially desinged wheelchair for ducks.

‘Despite another recent stump infection, our little man continues to do very well as a pampered house duck, and at long last – after nearly a year! – he almost has a full set of wing feathers back,’ the animal rescue sanctuary posted on its Facebook page.

‘And so for his “houseaversary” on 2nd October, we’re going to get him a special present!

‘As you know, Stumble is an elderly duck, having been with us for six years and in another rescue for several years before that after having had his leg amputated following a fishing line accident.

‘During this past year we’ve had several valiant attempts to make him a prosthetic by some very kind and skilled people, but despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing has quite worked and it looks as if that just won’t be an option for him.’

Staff said they recently found a specialist organisation in the US which is able to make him a bespoke duck wheelchair.

Elderly Stumble is a very popular character at the animal sanctuary (Picture: Manor Farm Charitable Trust)
Stumble the duck loves bath time (Picture: Manor Farm Charitable Trust)
Here’s what the duck wheelchair is expected to look like, as modelled by Merlin who got one last year (Picture: HandicappedPets.com)

Manor Farm called for donations to pay for the chair – which will cost around £300 plus shipping – and the funds quickly rolled in yesterday evening.

‘And of course we’ll keep you posted on the development of the chair and when it gets here for Stumble to try out,’ the sanctuary added.

‘It will be amazing to give him a little more independence and also to get the weight off his stump to prevent a recurrence of infection.

‘Thanks again for all your support for him – it’s always great to see how many people love his bath time antics.’

The charity later posted a video of Stumble in the bath to thank supporters for their donations.

Stumble will not be the first duck to get a wheelchair. In February last year Merlin, who was born with a bad leg, learned to walk with the help of a tiny wheelchair.

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