The Ducky Diaper

The Ducky Diaper. Yeah, it’s pretty much what it sounds like. A diaper. For ducks.

OK, so I’ve been having some problems lately with the massive amount of crap crowdfunding projects, basically people asking you to donate money to them for basically nothing. I love Kickstarter and Indiegogo and the like, but I HATE having to sift through all the garbage to find the gems.

Ducky Diaper isn’t one of those projects, it’s for an actual product. Now it’s not something that I find personally compelling, but different strokes for different folks and all that. I suppose there are those that think that diapers for ducks is a product that has a critical need. Think of all the spinoffs for the other potential pets. Doggy diapers? Cat nappies? The list goes on.

Ducky Diaper Project Premise (my take at least)

  • Ducklings are cute – OK sure
  • The main thing holding us all back from mass adoption of ducks as pets is the massive pooping – Well, bird poop isn’t a plus, but um….I don’t think that’s really the ONLY thing holding us back
  • The goal is to enjoy them as pets while they’re ducklings, then release them into the wild – So many things wrong with this….
  • Biggest challenge will be to get stores to buy into this product – Yep, can’t argue with that

Oh yeah, this guy is asking for $200,000. Maybe a bit much? I’m really really really not trying to be mean, but come on! For $50 you get a signed photo of a duckling. Signed by the duck? For $250 you get a set of diapers (unspecified amount) and food for your boy or girl. Not sure if it’s food for your human child or the duck, that also isn’t specified. Also, I don’t have children but I’m pretty sure $250 is way more than human diapers, unless you’re talking about a lifetime supply.

Here’s a tip: you’re never going to reach that goal buddy. Maybe set a more realistic goal like I dunno, $5,000? Let’s keep in mind that ducks aren’t even legal as pets everywhere so your already small target niche is even smaller….With a goal of $200,000 and with Kickstarter’s all-or-nothing funding model, you’re pretty much guaranteeing failure.

But that’s just my take. You can check it out for yourself. Or not.

Ducky Diaper Kickstarter