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baby Macaw watery dropings

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by B&G, 2/3/11.

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  1. B&G

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a 4 month old B&G macaw, who is very lovely and playful. He has been eating well since I got him. I noticed that his droppings are a bit watery. some droppings are well shaped (like a small green rope) while most others are not. I feed him Kaytee Exact hand feeding formula. I was told that it is normal for droppings to look like that when the bird is hand fed using a [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]syringe, is that true ?

    My macaw already has a vet appointment after few days, but I just want to make sure he is fine.

    Thanks,


    these are some pictures of the poops he made in the last few hours




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    Can you post a photo?

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    I have found that also...Yes if you can get photo's of the poop would help..also how much per feeding are you giving him /how much does he weigh and are you keeping a record of his weight (having a digital scale is VERY IMPORTANT)...that is one of the very first signs (weight loss) that a bird is starting to have issues...
    don't mean to throw out a lot of ?'s but it does help provide us with more information to help you...Is this your first bird with handfeeding???? :hug8:
     
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    I don't have a digital scale yet, but I will purchase one soon.

    I feed him until he does not want to eat anymore (I never force him to eat), 4 times a day. He eats about 65ml per meal.
     
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    He should be eating 10% of his body weight at each feeding. A scale is of utmost importance.:hug8:65 Ml seems a bit low for a B&G baby. Have you read up on other possible formulas? I like the Zupreem Embrace Plus. I hope your baby is fine.
     
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    Thanks for the response

    I bought a digital scale, and used it this morning when his crop was empty. his weight is 968 grams (10% of that is 96.8 grams)

    how much ml per meal he should get ? and is that wight normal for 4 months old B&G ?
     
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    That's an average weight. Give him 10% of his weight each feeding. So about 96.8 ml.
     
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