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

Posted by Shannon on 6/28/05
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    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.