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Old 04-05-2021, 05:50 PM
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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

Can overfeeding cause this? is it time to feed him 3 times a day only?
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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

Have you been a member long enough to send PM's? SilverSage is a good resource and I do not know enough to adequately respond to that question. I am not a breeder-- I have helped hand-feed and observed, but I avoid it. I am hoping others chime in.



I do know that any changes in birds should be evaluated as though they may be serious, but I would just hope that someone else chimes in. Laurasea has dealt with her fair share of sick birds (not through her own fault) but she might also be able to advise (not sure what her hand-feeding background is)...There are many others here as well. Sorry I can't help more!


Here are my suggestions: 1. find a solid vet that specializes in birds, 2. make sure you know why if things do change, 3. keep a sick bird warmer (without the teflon/ptfe/pfoa/pfc chemicals in space-heaters), 4. keep them from dehydrating when sick to the best of your ability by feeding foods that are moist and for babies, exact temperature + very clean ,5. birds hide illness.

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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

Hi, true diarrhea can be very dangerous very quickly in birds. It's very easy for yeast or bacteria overgrowth to happen with babies. Baby's bird formula should be made fresh each time, never store and reuse any portions . Everything you use to feed and make formula should kept extremely clean. Every feeding should be proper temp. And bsby kept st proper temperature.

8 very much hope SilverSage will sign on and offer support.

I feel comfortable saying offering him some plain Greek yogurt with Acidophilus, and Lactobacillus listed in the live cultures, and no artificial sweetners. You can feed a teaspoon twice a day, either mixed with formula, or by syringe. Untill diarrhea stops, then once a day for a coupleof days then every other day, then do twice a week until weaned. If SilverSage gives differentadvice followthat. I have given and give all my burds yogurt. I have read of breeders usingit in the formula. .possible this will help poops. It has helped my adult birds poops. But doesn't replace veterinarian care, if antibiotics, or antifungal are needed.

But all Noodles advice is good. A second avain vet opinion might be needed. You certainly can't mess around with babies . Feedings are adjusted by crop size and empting ...
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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

Laurasea sent me a message. These two have really given good advice, but please do NOT under any circumstances give your baby yogurt or any other dairy product.

It sounds like you are doing a lot right. Iím sorry that an unethical breeder sent you home with an unweaned baby and put you in this position.

Your biggest risk right now are dehydration and electrolyte depletion. Does baby drink water on his own? What solid foods does he munch?

Also, Nekton is a great brand, they have a product called nekton-biotic-bird which is a probiotic, see if you can get your hands on that (probiotics are why people suggest yogurt). Also consider adding nekton-q which is just a booster for birds struggling with medical issues.

In the mean time you need to see a specialized avian vet. If youíve already ruled out bacteria my next thought is a new parasite specifically a water born one like protozoa. Ask your vet about that.


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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

Also Laura for some reason it isnít letting me open your whole message, just look at the first line or two.


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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

I stand by yogurt, I've checked with my vet, and it is listed on my sick bird link from different vet. Personally I have had very great success with feeding small amount. Poop pics in my sick bird thread back thst up.

I know there is pro abd no info on web.

This is my sick bird link, yogurt is listed.
https://www.littlecrittersvet.com/sick-birds.pml

You need to have a digital kitchen scale and weigh your bird every morning

Yo quick share a pic of poop click go advanced under text box, hit paperclip choose pic, hit upload on far right. When loads close window sbd post

I have very high respect fir SilverSage and her experience with burds and baby burds!!! High high respect!!

I have just seen in my burds diarrhea resolve with yogurt. In different illness years apart.

I saw exact baby burd formula has two probiotic listed as well. Even better as Silver mentioned the formula that has probiotic will fo same as yogurt . Help balance flora in gastric system. I worry about yeast overgrowth maybe causes your issues
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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

There really is, and thatís one of the great advantages of a forum; getting differing recommendations

Oh I forgot to mention! Try adding a few drops of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar to each feeding starting immediately. You can actually add a few drops of that to his water as well.


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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

Quote: Originally Posted by SilverSage View Post
Also Laura for some reason it isnít letting me open your whole message, just look at the first line or two.


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I just sent a quick plea for your help. Only one sentence lol I don't even think was a complete sentence....so I think we're good. Thank you for your quick response!
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You guys are awesome thank you! It was 1am his time when I last responded, so hopefully he gets these tonight or when he wakes up! Thanks again!
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Re: baby gray has diarrhea

thank you all for your responds, really appreciate it.
Leo made it through the night, he is a fighter i know, no sign of weakness he still active and ate his food.
but his poop color became lighter in color.
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