I recently got a gram scale and have been weighing him. This morning he was 237 grams, last time I weighted him he was 240 grams and the time before that 239 grams. I' going to continue weighing him and monitor his weight.Do you have a gram scale? If not, you should buy one so that you can monitor his weight daily and see if he is maintaining or losing weight. This is vital information.
I saw some unfiltered organic ACV in the store, I don't know what slippery elm is. I don't know the sex of Jacob, and he's been pooing although the poo is watery since he hasn't eaten today.
I don't know about the berry juice, but Bragg unfiltered apple cider helps as does Aloe detox. I also think that Gary uses Slippery Elm for disgestive upsets.
Is he pooing? Is Jacob a boy or a girl?
I am so sorry.
Herdis I know how stressful this can be, especially when you dont have resources to help. I would not put probiotics in his water. I dont think water is a good way to medicate our birds.
Well she said it was specially made to put into the drinking water to improve his gut flora...
The vet didn't mention the possibility of a yeast problem. She said that this berry had vitamins that are easily absorbed by birds and it might improve his appetite mixing it with the harrisons mash.Also if you are thinking this could be a yeast infection I would not give any kind of juice as the sugar will only add to the yeast problem. Do you have any unfiltered apple cider vinegar? Is there any vet there that does see birds? Try to create some extra warmth for Jacob whatever way you can. Please let us know how we can help you.
I turned on the shower in the bathroom so it's warm and humid in there also the whole apartment is quite warm. The bathroom is Jacobs favorite area but for some reason he doesn't want to stay in there now. He is not sitting on his play shelf.
I've never seen applesauce here, let alone unsweetened. Could I just make it from apples? As for the other stuff, I don't know what pedialite, slippery elm is or echinacea is. I live in a small village and the is no pet store and no health store. Jacob doesn't smell but I will try and look into his mouth.Good Morning,
This is what I would do if this were one of my birds.
Keep him warm 85-87 degrees and keep him hydrated, use childrens apple or plain pedialyte mixed 50/50 with water.
For feeding and possible slow or sour crop. 1Tbsp un-sweetened applesauce, Harrison's ground in coffee grinder. If you have it add 1/8 tsp of the herb slippery elm, add 2 drops alcohol free herb echinacea if you have it. If you have a pet store that sells the probiotic Benebac, buy some and add a 1/8 tsp to the formula you are making.
For digestive problems you can mix 1tbsp un-sweetened applesauce with 1/8 tsp and feed to your bird. Do not feed or give drink when the bird is vomiting!
Does you birds mouth smell? Do the feces have any odor? If possible look in the birds mouth with a small penlight and check for white or cream colored plaque in the mouth and throat, there should be none.
Do your regular vet work on weekends? Asking as you may be able to have the avian vet call the antibiotics in to them and have them dispense to you if needed.
Like the other members have said, mix a few drops of ACV (Bragg brand) in oz of water and offer to your bird. ACV has antibacterial properties but does not act as fast as antibiotics.
Get a cell number from the avian vet should you need to call her on the weekend.
Please keep us posted.
I don't have a regular vet. There is one vet for this area of the country I think she is trained to treat large animals, cats and dogs. I have guinea pigs and a parrot and she has no experience handling neither. So I haven't been taking my animals to her for regular checkups. When I talked to her this morning she said she didn't know anything about birds and didn't have equipment or medications for them either. So the other vet is mailing me stuff.
Yes he's been pooing and no he hasn't been DNA'd. Would he be vomiting if he was egg bound?Could Jacob be egg bound? Has s/he been DNA'd? Has s/he been pooing?
Ok so I made some harrisons mash that Jacob doesn't even want to look at. I also made the oatmeal broth and Jacob drank that, so I sneaked in some harrisons mash and stirred well and Jacob drank that. So at least I'm getting some nourishment and fluid into his body. He has vomited once since I came home (2 hours ago) but not after I gave him the oatmeal broth. He refuses to stay in the warm bathroom so we are making arrangements to move his cage up to one of the heaters (we warm our houses a bit differently from how you do in the USA).
Jacob is tired and obviously doesn't feel well. He is now resting.