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Baby Lorikeet regurgitating food and water

Woodchip

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Hi all
The other day I found a baby lorikeet in the car park at work and he was extremely hot and cannot fly. I took him in the cool and gave him water and he seemed to be fine. I have tried to see if there are any parents or a nest near where I found him but no luck. I have had lorikeets in the past and just fed them wombaroo food water and fresh fruit. When the small one eats he then seems to choke a bit and then opens his beak and regurgitates what looks like bubbly slimy water. He seems hungry and always eats but it is a bit unusual for him to vomit as my other birds have never done that.

Anyone have any ideas? I can go and get him some of the nectar if thats what he needs or is it something else. He is close to flying and has all his feathers. Im not sure.
Thanks in advance
Steve
 

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@Mizzely can you help here?

The first question I have is have you actually hand fed baby birds before? I am wondering if maybe that could be the problem
 

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When I hand fed lorikeet chicks we used kaytee exact formula. Is this chick still in need of formula? what ”wombaroo food” are you offering?
 

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He is past the hand feeding stage and readily eats out of a small dish. Apple puree is licked off your finger and he seems OK with grapes and apple too. I have been feeding him Wombaroo which is what I have used for 20 years with my other lorikeets but I have never rescued one before and just got them from a vet. He has all his feathers and will try and flap and fly but he hasnt the strength yet or the knowhow.
 

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He may still be too young, but if he is fully weaned and eating specialized lorikeet food and vomiting, I’d stay on the safe side and get him to a vet.
 

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Couldn't agree more, taking the little one to the vet may be beneficial.

If, as you say though, past the weaning stage and fully feathered, then he should have been perfectly fine and should not needed a nest. He could have nee newly fledged and maybe something happened after flying out the nest.
 

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@Mizzely can you help here?

The first question I have is have you actually hand fed baby birds before? I am wondering if maybe that could be the problem
Sorry, handfeeding and lorikeets are two subjects I sadly know little about! :(
 

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Edit- Just read your guy eat by himself. Wombaroo is ok. Is it the adult or baby formula? The bubbles worry me. It could be getting into its lungs by mistake. The other idea I have is worms can do the same thing, also it could have a bacterial infection. What state is the crop in? Is is soft and small before feeds, it could have something blocking it and what are the droppings like? Also if it is self feeding but making bubbles I would definitely see a vet as you don't know the age of the bird or what worms it has. As we can't see whats going on can you give more details ?
 
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Woodchip

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Unfortunately it was all in vain. Had him booked in the the Avaian vet but he died the day before he was due to go.
 

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I´m so sorry.
Thankyou for trying to help him.
 

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Poor little guy. Thank you for giving him a fair chance.

I sadly found a dead lorikeet on my walk. He seemed to have a broken neck. It is a tough world out there for little parrots. With all the bush fires I worry for the parrot chicks. :(
 
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