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Re: zebra finch is sick and there r no vets that work with b

Posted by Shannon on 6/28/05
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    On 6/28/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    > On 6/27/05, Shannon wrote:
    >> My bird is very sick and the next vet that works with
    >> birds is in the next state what can I do to help save it's
    >> life? I have only had her sence January 2005. she was just
    >> fine untill tonight when she was just sitting on the
    >> bottom of the cage i have already sepreated her for the
    >> other birds. and have provided her a soft bed to lay on
    >> and heat from a heating pad but i can't get her to eat
    >> anything. Is there anything i can make at home that would
    >> raise her apite to eat?
    >
    >
    > Sounds like she is egg bound. This may help her pass the
    > egg, get some olive oil and inject it into her cloaca, and
    > but only a little bit, and keep her warm. Birds will lose
    > lots of warmth when they are sick especially egg bound
    > females. I would suggest cracking the egg, but the crack
    > sharp parts of the egg may scratch her, and may cause
    > bacteria to settle. I would try calling a vet and see if
    > they know nay near by vets. She may not even be egg bound,
    > but sounds like she is. Hope she gets better
    > ~Kitty

    Sorry she didn't make it through the night. I did everything I
    could but nothing i did helped her any except to comfert her.
    I thought she was egg bound at first but she wouldn't open her
    eyes and she would fall over on her sides but thanks for tring
    to help me i really appreate it. I just hope her mate wont get
    sick on me too or get too lost with out her.