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Yes, the directions on that bag should be about the same as what I stated although I'm not familiar with that formula. You are not in the US I assume?

Your sweetie has already been through some rough times. His formula/body temperature has not been consistent and that's why you see all the stress bars on his new feathers. He needs a stable routine. Babies that young should be kept pretty warm and not have a bunch of action going on around them.

Other than the beak question are you having any other issues? I think Brian answered how to remove the formula from his head. Just a warm washcloth.
Yes i am not from the US..I CLEANED HIM HE'S DOING MUCH BETTER NOW
 

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Has this new little one been seen by a vet? That eye looks sore and nasty :(
 

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I wouldn't worry about the beak just yet. Baby birds have softer beaks than adults, it may be something the bird grows into, and it should change shape some as it matures. At this age, they are just eating machines. If it is still a problem, a knowledgable groomer can help reshape it after he is fully weaned and a little older. Your best bet for cleaning is just a damp washcloth. Since he isn't fully feathered yet, make sure you use warm water so he doesn't get a chill. Make sure the room is warm and free of drafts as well. If there is dried food on him, you'll just have to work on it slowly and it may take a few tries to get it all softened up enough to come off. If you're too aggressive cleaning it, you may pull out feathers or damage the growing follicles. You don't want to give your beautiful baby bald spots that never fill in.
I have attached a picture of them both...the one that i poseted first with the beak concern is doing much better he have been cleaned up.But i have adopted another one but it have some eye issues..please advice 20200323_124607.jpg 20200323_124613.jpg
 

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Has this new little one been seen by a vet? That eye looks sore and nasty :(
We dont really have vets that are specialised with macaws in my Country..they are very very had to find
 

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Yes, the directions on that bag should be about the same as what I stated although I'm not familiar with that formula. You are not in the US I assume?

Your sweetie has already been through some rough times. His formula/body temperature has not been consistent and that's why you see all the stress bars on his new feathers. He needs a stable routine. Babies that young should be kept pretty warm and not have a bunch of action going on around them.

Other than the beak question are you having any other issues? I think Brian answered how to remove the formula from his head. Just a warm washcloth.
No i dont have any other issues other that the beak..but i do have some issues with another i adopted...one of the eye isn't opening at all and we dont really have vets that specializes in macaws in the country i live in..i have attaches a picture 20200323_124613.jpg
 

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That looks infected. You might use a cotton swab to gently remove the puss or secretions that are there on the eye. Once it’s clean you might have a better idea of what’s going on. I would suggest an antibiotic ointment but they can cause other types of irritation with eyes, at least in humans, so I’m not sure what benefit it would have for a macaw.
 

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Oh yuck... Poor baby. I don't know where you are getting them but they both need consistent care. Neither have the downy feathers as thick as they should be. These sweeties need to be kept really warm with consistent feedings.

The eye looks awful. You need to get a warm washcloth on it to loosen that mess and see if he will open it.
 

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That looks infected. You might use a cotton swab to gently remove the puss or secretions that are there on the eye. Once it’s clean you might have a better idea of what’s going on. I would suggest an antibiotic ointment but they can cause other types of irritation with eyes, at least in humans, so I’m not sure what benefit it would have for a macaw.
Currently i am cleaning it with warm water...i can see alittle part of the eye but it looks like a thin peice of skin is holding it back from opening
 

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Currently i am cleaning it with warm water...i can see alittle part of the eye but it looks like a thin peice of skin is holding it back from opening
And also i am using saline solution to clean
 

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Can you get .9% saline solution at the pharmacist? If you can't, boil some water for 30 minutes, cool and it put it in a very clean bottle with a lid for storage. put the least amount of salt that you can pinch between your fingers and put it in the bottle and shake well . If you have sterile cotton swabs, that would be great, but if not use one fresh out of the package and wet it with the water (either the sterile .9% saline solution or what you have made) and gently swab the baby's eye to get the stuff off. Then fill a 1 cc syringe with the water/or saline solution and try to flush out the eye.

Get some bactericin or teramycin eye salve and put a tiny bit in his eye along the bottom lid.
Do this twice a day.

The very best thing is to get him and his brother/sister to a vet.
Where do you live?
 

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Oh yuck... Poor baby. I don't know where you are getting them but they both need consistent care. Neither have the downy feathers as thick as they should be. These sweeties need to be kept really warm with consistent feedings.

The eye looks awful. You need to get a warm washcloth on it to loosen that mess and see if he will open it.
Yes i am using warm water and appling with cotton..i am very consistent with feeding them. Have not gotten any vet yet to see them
 

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Can you get .9% saline solution at the pharmacist? If you can't, boil some water for 30 minutes, cool and it put it in a very clean bottle with a lid for storage. put the least amount of salt that you can pinch between your fingers and put it in the bottle and shake well . If you have sterile cotton swabs, that would be great, but if not use one fresh out of the package and wet it with the water (either the sterile .9% saline solution or what you have made) and gently swab the baby's eye to get the stuff off. Then fill a 1 cc syringe with the water/or saline solution and try to flush out the eye.

Get some bactericin or teramycin eye salve and put a tiny bit in his eye along the bottom lid.
Do this twice a day.

The very best thing is to get him and his brother/sister to a vet.
Where do you live?
I am using the saline and cotton swabs...i live in T&T
 

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I don't have any idea where "T&T" is, but if you can tell us the country we are very good at finding qualified vets.

Keep feeding those babies and keep them very warm.

Some times a dog & cat vet is experienced with birds. In fact the first vet I had 22 years ago was a dog and cat vet and I've only had one better than her and I've been with him 21 years - he's an CAV.
 

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I don't have any idea where "T&T" is, but if you can tell us the country we are very good at finding qualified vets.

Keep feeding those babies and keep them very warm.

Some times a dog & cat vet is experienced with birds. In fact the first vet I had 22 years ago was a dog and cat vet and I've only had one better than her and I've been with him 21 years - he's an CAV.
Are you on whats app??
 

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Can you post what country you’re in? Lots of times people say there’s no vet in their area and that is what they honestly believe- our members are great for finding vets if they know what country you’re in.
 

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This is the only app I'm on.
 
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