Re: Feeding African Grey Babies
Posted by Kelly on 7/15/07
Hi, ditto to what Donna said but you should give them at least 6
hours once a day between feeding to be sure crops are truely empty.
On 6/29/07, Donna wrote:
> On 6/28/07, Pegi wrote:
>> On 6/28/07, Donna wrote:
>>> On 6/28/07, Pegi wrote:
>>>> I have had 2 clutches of greys that thrive incredible the
>>>> first 2 weeks of life.. then have gotten sour crop and
>>>> died... I do not understand... I have them on sceduled
>>>> feeds, digital brooder, sterile feeding utensils, new
>>>> formula and increasing feeds.. does anyone have any
>>> Only feed them when the crop is empty. Feeding on your
>>> schedule and increasing the amount, your feeding way to much.
>>> Go by what the baby is telling you. You can also add a drop
>>> or two of apple cider vinigar to the formula once a day. It
>>> sounds like your doing everything else right just give the
>>> crop time enough to empty before putting more in
>> The crop was completely empty every time which is why it is so
>> puzzling to me. Only on the day he died did his crop not empty
>> well. During the day he seemed to feed every 2.5 to 3 hours
>> then at night he would go about 3.5 to 4 hours without eating.
>> I had never heard the vinegar before....I may try
>> that.....thanks for the advice Pegi
> Have you done a necropsy on these babies? It might not be sour
> crop. Sorry for your loss though.