Post: Slow Crop Questions
Posted by Beth on 4/13/07
I have a couple of questions concerning slow crop. I hope
someone can help me figure out what is going on with my
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.
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.