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Old 12-26-2016, 09:46 PM
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Aww, poor guy, at least all of his medical issues are manageable and not horribly serious. Crop infections are quite common, as you already said you need to give probiotics for a few days after Tino finishes his antibiotics, but I would also recommend giving him a bird probiotic in his food on a regular basis, as this has helped my Quaker with chronic crop infections and constant vomiting.

My Quaker is only about 9 months old but has had digestion issues (for lack of a better description) since I brought him home at 9 weeks old. He had a yeast infection in his crop when he came home, and then after we treated that with Diflucan and probiotics he was fine for a month, then he started puking after he ate at least 2-3 times a week. His tests were normal except his crop flushes always had a small amount of yeast and/or strange bacteria. That was it, nothing else abnormal, except he burps all the time. It's bizarre, but it's just him I guess, lol. Anyway, I tried apple cider vinegar, and it does help, once a day just a little bit, but nothing has helped as much as the bird probiotics I sprinkle on his food every day. I buy a bottle of Qwiko brand probiotics at Petco for $6.99, and sprinkle just a little bit on his fresh food, like banana or in a little bit of oatmeal or something similar that he will get it all (he only gets a tiny pinch of the powder) in him and that it will dissolve it. They don't drink enough water for it to work, so I've gotten him to eat 2-3 spoonfuls of oatmeal or peanut butter with the pinch of probiotics in it. He hasn't had a yeast infection since, and no puke! The other method is using alka-seltzer, but that's for really bad cases (I used this for slow crop or crop stasis when I bred budgies, worked great)...

Anyway, I swear by probiotics, they help with a lot of issues...Good luck to Tino, I hope he gets a break soon!

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Re: Breath smells like yoghurt?

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Aww, poor guy, at least all of his medical issues are manageable and not horribly serious. Crop infections are quite common, as you already said you need to give probiotics for a few days after Tino finishes his antibiotics, but I would also recommend giving him a bird probiotic in his food on a regular basis, as this has helped my Quaker with chronic crop infections and constant vomiting.

My Quaker is only about 9 months old but has had digestion issues (for lack of a better description) since I brought him home at 9 weeks old. He had a yeast infection in his crop when he came home, and then after we treated that with Diflucan and probiotics he was fine for a month, then he started puking after he ate at least 2-3 times a week. His tests were normal except his crop flushes always had a small amount of yeast and/or strange bacteria. That was it, nothing else abnormal, except he burps all the time. It's bizarre, but it's just him I guess, lol. Anyway, I tried apple cider vinegar, and it does help, once a day just a little bit, but nothing has helped as much as the bird probiotics I sprinkle on his food every day. I buy a bottle of Qwiko brand probiotics at Petco for $6.99, and sprinkle just a little bit on his fresh food, like banana or in a little bit of oatmeal or something similar that he will get it all (he only gets a tiny pinch of the powder) in him and that it will dissolve it. They don't drink enough water for it to work, so I've gotten him to eat 2-3 spoonfuls of oatmeal or peanut butter with the pinch of probiotics in it. He hasn't had a yeast infection since, and no puke! The other method is using alka-seltzer, but that's for really bad cases (I used this for slow crop or crop stasis when I bred budgies, worked great)...

Anyway, I swear by probiotics, they help with a lot of issues...Good luck to Tino, I hope he gets a break soon!

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Thank you for your suggestions. Yes all of Tinos issues seem not too serious, but it does make me worry a lot wondering if the amount of issues may be too much for one parrot to cope with.

As I live on the other side of th Atlantic, I don't know of I can get the same brands, but I will be able to get something similar. The probiotics I have used for my birds is something called Zoolac, which can be used for dogs, cats and horses also. It comes in a syringe and is a paste. I will try to see if I can get something in powder form, however Tino is not too fond of wwet food yet, so to start with I'll use what I have.

I have only had Tino for 7 weeks, but this time has been the only time he has burped and smelled like that. I am still figuring out how to best care for him. As he is a plucker I am constantly wrecking my brain to find a way for me to end his plucking. I am still hoping that improving his physical health will heal his mental health.
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