Re: Hi Evelyn. to LindaC
Posted by Evelyn on 5/14/07
Thanks for the info, ... How much papaya do you put in the formula?
Sorry to be a bother! I just don't want to get the wrong dilutions and harm
On 5/14/07, LindaC in OK wrote:
> Papaya is acidic and helps clear the crop 'sometimes' when slow. I would
> only use it in formula now and then.
> When I use GSE it is only for 1 formula feeding a day because it eats up
> the good bacteria along with the bad so it can't be used more than that.
> If a day goes by without using it that's okay too. clik on the link to see
> uses and ratio.
> I don't use GSE for cleaning cages but I have used a couple drops in
> veggie cleaning. For cleaning cages I stay with my 1/2 white vinegar/1/2
> water always handy in spray bottles.
> ACV I give to adult birds once a month. 5 drops in 8 oz of drinking water
> just for one day. When nest boxes go up early spring I give the parents
> to be that ratio for 3 days straight to help flush out any minor
> bacteria. I might give it again for one day just before babys hatch.
> time to feed these little q babys. fun fun
> ((( )))
> ps This next I posted on another group to a lady with a friends baby that
> had air in the crop. Maybe you can get some good from it. No avian vet in
> her area. sadly the baby didn't make it.
> This could be a bacteria passed on by parents. If parents 'are' still
> feeding other babys I would give them 2 or 3 drops of apple cider vinegar
> in 8 oz of drinking water for 3 days.
> If the parents 'are not' feeding babys I would give them 5 drops of acv in
> 8 oz of water for 3 days. Either way do this 1 day a month to help flush
> out any minor bacteria as a preventative.
> IF this baby and others were being hand fed could be temp of formula not
> consistent. I feed at 105/107º. I heat water in the microwave for 25
> seconds in a glass measuring cup to about 109º .. by the time I mix it
> with formula it is down to feeding temp. Microwaves are all different on
> timing. If too cool can cause crop problems. If too hot babys will get
> crop burn. I check 'each' time with a meat thermometer. I truly never
> guess or just check with a finger or on my wrist. (I did it as an
> experiment one time and water was 120º) That's pretty scarey.
> Could be the formula was too thick. This too will cause crop problems.
> Washing feeding syringe with hot soapy water and rinsing well each time
> helps also as it does to do with any hygiene issue.
> Formula temp and body temp of babys work together to help digestion.
> Brooder for a 10 day onward would be 82/85º if the house is about 72º. (I
> don't have my a/c's going yet and today is in the mid 80's so I turned off
> the heating pad for the afternoon. Will turn it on again soon)