Re: Slow Crop Questions
Posted by Beth on 4/14/07
On 4/14/07, LindaC in OK wrote:
> My first thought is usually one of the parents is too young
> but I don't think that is so with yours.
> Have you taken the parents for a vet check? If there is a
> health issue this needs to be cleared of course.
> When I put up nest boxes I give adult birds apple cider
> vinegar for 3 days to help flush out any minor bacteria. 5
> drops of acv in 8 oz of water. I might give it to them
> again just before babys are to hatch for just 1 day. I am
> getting better at giving it to all the birds for one day
> once a month instead of every 5 or 6 weeks :-)
> The only baby tiel I lost to crop problem I too pulled at
> about 5 days old when I saw it in the nest too full when
> others were not. After a vet visit and doing all necessary
> it died after a week. That's when I learned to use the tube
> with syringe to suction the crop. Not easy but it was
> necessary so I didn't have to keep going to the vet. Since
> then I've heard fresh papaya mashed/pureed will help flush
> the crop. This is mixed with a tiny bit of water all same
> temp as formula would be.
> I do think the parents sence something wrong but we have
> saved so many of these babys and that's a good thing.
> Your 5 week old one could have aspirated on food. They drop
> so many seeds while learning to hull them could be one went
> down the wrong way with the baby trying not to drop it.
> So very sorry Beth.
> ((( )))
I have had the breeders on Avian Medicine Chest's Adult
Probiotic & Vitamin Supplement, but I'll try the ACV
treatment. Maybe that will be the secret ingredient!
The 5 1/2 week old baby I referred to didn't aspirate. She
had crop stasis. We had been treating her for 3 weeks and
nothing worked! That's why I posted the question about slow