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

Posted by Kitty.J on 6/28/05
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    On 6/28/05, Shannon wrote:
    > 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
    >
    > Thanks for your help but she didn't make it through the night
    > all i could do was comfert her. I thought she was egg bound
    > too but then she hasn't been mating this year. I just hope
    > that if she was sick that it's not contagous to my three other
    > birds and that her mate won't be lost with out her. Thank you
    > for tring to help me I really appreate it.
    > ~Shannon


    It really sounds like the female was egg bound. I am trully
    sorry this happened. Wait a week or so, so the male can grieve
    before getting him a new mate if you were planning on it because
    he will feel upset and well may attack the next bird since he
    may think his mate is still around. Sorry about the birdie :(
    ~Kitty