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Re: 2nd pic of baby tiel

Posted by Annette on 10/14/05
(4) Comments

    Hey Michael,
    Long time no talk to. I couldn't agree with you more.
    This really has me bothered that someone could first do this to
    a baby bird and second not get any treatment for it. Her
    response was that it is doing better??? How can that be with
    no treatment? She said she has a lady coming in the AM to
    trade 2 pairs of WF tiels for her 3 babies she is handfeeding
    including that one and that the lady told her this bird will be
    fine. I told her today as soon as she sent me pictures to take
    it to the vet and that SHE did this to the poor thing. She did
    admit that this happened one other time to another baby she was
    feeding. I don't think she should even breed the birds if she
    doesn't care for the well being of the babies at all. I told
    her that I thought the bird would die if not helped and she
    said "we will see". I hope no one buys any of her birds
    anymore and encourages this. She is definitely not responsible
    and that just kills me that she is going to let this little guy
    suffer like that. If she lived closer to me I would have went
    and picked it up myself today and taken it to the vet. Anyone
    can see that it needs attention. Thanks Annette

    On 10/14/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 10/14/05, Annette wrote:
    >> She also said that when you touch the bird it shakes really
    >> bad. Thanks for any info anyone can provide. Annette
    > Anette,
    > Yes, I think it's crop burn. But putting that aside for the
    > moment, your acquaintance has a baby bird with a physical
    > abnormality (caused by a human), shakes when touched, and
    > this person doesn't feel the need for professional medical
    > attention?
    > I don't syringe feed, but I can assure you that no matter how
    > fast a bird is fed with a syringe, what appears in the
    > picture, does not happen. Formula that is too hot is what
    > caused that swelling in the neck. The shaking is a result of
    > the physical trauma caused by the burn.
    > If this person cannot find it in his/her pocket to vet the
    > bird, at least humanely euthanize the poor thing.
    > Michael L
    > PS There is absolutely no reason for burning the crop of a
    > bird. Sheer negligence is the cause.