The SPCA Christchurch Centre is drowning in ducks with a large number of four-week-old ducklings up for adoption.
Senior communications coordinator Sarah Hutchings said it is a common problem for this time of year.
"It is spring after all. We're also about to be inundated with kittens, and just a few months ago we had a range of birds available.
"Ducks do make great pets," she said.
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The ducklings need to be adopted out in pairs or more.
"They're quacking fun to have around, but unfortunately due to the sheer volume at the centre, we're a bit overwhelmed," a post on their Facebook page said.
To qualify to adopt the ducks, you will need to have housing that allows a warm dry nesting and sleeping area as well as access to water for drinking and swimming.
• to find out more call 03 349 7057, or apply here.