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Posted by Beth on 4/13/07

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    I have a couple of questions concerning slow crop. I hope
    someone can help me figure out what is going on with my
    birds.

    1. I know that crop slowdown can be caused by not having
    the food warm enough, right consistancy or the temperature
    of the brooder beeing too cold. My first question is: If
    you raise a whole clutch of babies under the SAME
    conditions and eating the SAME food at the SAME
    temperature and consistancy, why does one bird get slow
    crop and the others are fine?

    2. Why are cockatiels more affected by this condition than
    other birds like quakers, lovebirds, parakeets, etc? I've
    never had one of another species develope slow crop.

    NOTE: I just lost a baby that I had been feeding since
    she was 5 days old. She was 5 1/2 weeks old when she
    died. Her siblings were 2 days and 3 days old when pulled
    and they are doing great. Also, I am very careful about
    sterilizing my hand feeding equipment and I always boiled
    the water used to mix the formula. I'm just terribly
    confused about the causes of slow crop and why it's so
    hard to treat.

    The babies were pulled because the parents had abandoned
    them. Would they have sensed something wrong with one
    baby and abandonded all of the babies?

    I keep really good records and when I checked my notes on
    a couple of other babies that developed slow crop, I found
    that I had pulled them becase the parents had stopped
    feeding them. Is there something going on with my
    breeders that could be causing this?

    I'd really appreciated everyone's input on this problem.

    Thanks,

    Beth



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Slow Crop Questions, 4/13/07, by Beth.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions, 4/14/07, by LindaC in OK.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions, 4/14/07, by Beth.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions, 4/15/07, by LindaC in OK.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions, 4/24/07, by Neil..
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions - to Neil (PIC), 4/25/07, by Beth.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions - ACV, 4/26/07, by LindaC in OK.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions - ACV , 5/02/07, by Beth.
  • Re: Slow Crop Questions - ACV /gse, 5/02/07, by LindaC in OK.