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Old 02-28-2021, 05:01 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

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She us trying to climb into cabinets and drawers.
Meisha has a fetish for both. Annoying.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:11 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

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Here is the reference I found supporting the use of yogurt: Why are people feeding birds yogurt?

Reference that does not support the use of yogurt: Yogurt: Scientific Value Defined

I posted this link in the Ornithology thread a while ago, Dairy Products and Birds , which explains the absence of lactose in cultured yogurt: "Interestingly, live culture yogurt does contain lactose when it is produced; however the live organisms in the yogurt consume the lactose, eventually removing the lactose entirely from the yogurt before it is consumed!"


Within this post, I also reminded readers that not all yogurt is from the Cow. We have sheep, goat and now primarily coconut yogurt (cultured) which I make myself. My guys love the coconut yogurt with passion fruit pulp.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:17 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

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my Ta-dah is up to 81!!! I feel she has to making eggs???? When sick got down to 65, her normal is 74, after first round of antibiotics she just has kept going up....
She us trying to climb into cabinets and drawres...... she us 7 no eggs laid eggs before...
I can't handle this....

It sure sounds like Ta-dah is making eggs...your vet gave good advice Laura, do not worry about that which is not readily apparent at the moment. Stay strong and take care of your 'emotional, mental and physical' well-being, especially because of the Autoimmune factor of MG.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:46 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Thank you all..
I do have a good method now for treatment of the budgies.
I wait till dark, use acrylic to move them to bottom of cage and portioned off. Then turn off the lights and reach in to grab.
The medicine i mix in baby bird formula ( just a couple if drops) for so thicker and harder to choke on.
Then I release the treated budgie on top of the divider. Then turn off lights and grab my next patient. This has greatly reduced the stress!
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Wow, very innovative.....good job finding a way to medicate them!
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:10 AM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

They were bashing themselves in the cage before. I tried a net and a towel , still terrible.
This new method is very easy and calm.

Ta dah seems brighter, morning poop was a little wet but seemed okish...waiting for next poop to judge how yogurt is working.

I gave her a little boiled egg served on the shell, she ate the shell, and yogurt has calcium too. And I hope her pellets do

Ok here us poop, only slightly improved, there are urates but tgey are stringy...way to much urine...fragments of fecal matter

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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

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Thank you all..
I do have a good method now for treatment of the budgies.
I wait till dark, use acrylic to move them to bottom of cage and portioned off. Then turn off the lights and reach in to grab.
The medicine i mix in baby bird formula ( just a couple if drops) for so thicker and harder to choke on.
Then I release the treated budgie on top of the divider. Then turn off lights and grab my next patient. This has greatly reduced the stress!
Oh so smart Laura! I had found originally with my budgies they were soo much calmer at nighttime, much more willing to be handled, (when I would come home from work at night) than in daylight. (In fact I added room-darkening curtains to my windows for that very reason.) So your method seems brilliant!
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:04 AM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Pikachu is very hormonal, guarding cage and screaming his head off if I come within 4 feet..ugh.

Ta-dah still 81, will only beak taste yogurt, may have to try a different brand. Poops still way to wet with soft to unformed fecal matter.
I fo have her with doxycycline water now..I remain worried about her.

No sneezing since doxycycline for anyone. No green urine for anyone either . Budgies poops are all perfect as well..
Still intermittent swelling around Pikachu eye..no more intermittent nasal draining.
114g

Penny 108g

Orbit 91g

Edit: been feeding yogurt all morning, as she only takes a beak tip at a time. Also switched to a yogurt that contains Acidophilus, as the first did not. Now poop is moving in the right direction . Still stringy urates, still not as formed as should be. I will sldo find an old normal picture to share for comparison. Ok the normal poop has a lot if seed shells dropped on it but you can see the difference. Feel fee to share normal GCC poop picture if you can .



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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Good to see improvement! How are you doing, Laura?
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Good to see improvement! How are you doing, Laura?
Thanks for check..im having fatigued diaphragm muscles and episodes of trouble breathing...have to be very careful in guarding energy. Counting the days to next week and treatment. It works fast so should have improvement the same day.

And sooo worried about my Ta-dah

Edit: yippee poop getting lot better with yogurt that had Acidophilus culture!

Recap for guests . Penny my quaker got very sick, a week later the rest of the flock got sick. Some only picked up by weigh loss alone. Azithromyacin saved Pennys life and all were given 21 day treatment to clear chlamydia. 10 days after treatment Pikachu followed by Penny relapsed, then the rest did. A new 45 day treatment of Doxycycline was started. This caused Tadah to develop diarrhea. Yogurt with Acidophilus culture, very much helping this.
Also advised to stop useing vacuum, as it was spreading the bacteria. And to use dilute bleach to clean, with birds away and windows open.

2nd edit: so happy! Ta-dah hadn't come out for mommy and me time for the past 2 nights. She just asked to come out for mommy and me time right now. We are cuddling, her poops look better and she seems to feel better ! O hope good poops tomorrow too.

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