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Do you know how to tube feed?

-Kathy
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I have tubed calves a long time ago, but never a bird. Ideally I'd rather not learn on a a small bird like a pigeon, especially on on with a recent crop trauma, since I wouldn't want to make it worse if I hit the wrong spot. I was thinking of a pasty diet like oatmeal... What if I only give the electrolytes for a day and then try something like oatmeal. Would that work?

 

FYI, at least right now the poop is normal, so I hope that is a good sign.


Edited by QuoVadis - 10/4/15 at 7:06pm
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If your bird is still  eating normally then there should be little need to tube feed  especially with such an injury. I would   space out the feedings  so that she gets just as much as she normally eats but not all at once so the crop doesn't fill at least for the first week.  extra vitamins etc  may help heal faster too.

i would just give her her normal food (if its like chicken feed) and water it down to make it softer.

Cant help you on the antibiotic suggestions but i use "super booster" when my chicks get sick. http://www.drugs.com/vet/super-booster-can.html


Edited by dough13 - 10/4/15 at 8:33pm
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