On 10/14/05, Annette wrote:
> She also said that when you touch the bird it shakes really
> bad. Thanks for any info anyone can provide. Annette
Yes, I think it's crop burn. But putting that aside for the
moment, your acquaintance has a baby bird with a physical
abnormality (caused by a human), shakes when touched, and
this person doesn't feel the need for professional medical
I don't syringe feed, but I can assure you that no matter how
fast a bird is fed with a syringe, what appears in the
picture, does not happen. Formula that is too hot is what
caused that swelling in the neck. The shaking is a result of
the physical trauma caused by the burn.
If this person cannot find it in his/her pocket to vet the
bird, at least humanely euthanize the poor thing.
PS There is absolutely no reason for burning the crop of a
bird. Sheer negligence is the cause.