Re: Losing Babies-Any ideas???
Posted by Hannah on 11/19/11
On 9/12/11, At Wit's end wrote:
> Would appreciate any input/experience with this. Lost many
> babies parrots of various species to unknown reasons. All
> were between ages of 5 weeks to almost 5 months. All at
> various stages of handfeeding. Symptoms include slow crop,
> weakness, weight loss, passing only urates and eventual
> death. Some developed swollen abdomens causing blockage of
> waste. Excess vomiting prelude to loss. Two newly weaned 5
> mt olds were fine then suddenly were found ruffled, weak,
> not moving about, drinking excessive amounts of water.
> Death occured within 12 hrs of all symptoms. Blood testing
> done on all for Polyoma, Psciticcosis, Pacheos, PBFD and
> PDD. Autopsy showed nothing unusual with any organs. Vent
> swab positive for viral bacteria on only 2 babies. Baytril,
> Relafin, Pedialyte and mineral oil given to all. Also tried
> papaya juice and Maalox. Handfeeding formula changed and
> pro-biotic enzymes added. Majority of babies were Amazons.
> 90&37; loss. Other species, Ekkies, Conures, mini Macawa,
> loss. Some were out and interacting with other baby birds;
> (no problems with any of them) some never left the
> isolation of the incubators. Any help with this sudden and
> devastating situation is much appreciated Has anyone ever
> experienced this
Were they checked for a crop fungus?