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Re: Feeding African Grey Babies

Posted by Kelly on 7/15/07
(5) Comments

    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
    >>> suggestions?
    >>> 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
    >>> Donna
    >> 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
    > Peg
    > Have you done a necropsy on these babies? It might not be sour
    > crop. Sorry for your loss though.
    > Donna

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