Originally Posted by tumichele
Well she has good days and bad days.. she is eating a little more than she was but is very picky.. I am only tubing her once a day now about 4 ozs.. she seems better but still doesn't really want to eat..it's been hard knowing what to do. . I've had her for 7 years and she is actually crate trained.. I really love this goose she has been a wonderful pet and companion.. I just want her to either get better or pass quietly..she has been such a good girl through all of this. . Any ideas on what I could give her to promote appetite? She is,still on antibiotics too..
What a precious picture. My female geese love dried meal worms, all 4 of my geese like chopped kale , chopped romaine lettuce. My ganders favorite treat is whole corn but I don't think I'd give it to a goose who isn't eating well. It's mainly cabs and I feed it in winter to keep them warm over night. you might want to add a good poultry vitamin with probiotics to her feed or water because the antibiotic can make them actually lose appetite too. Poultry Nutri Drench is a great one and you can put this into the what ever your tube feeding her it doesn't have to go through the intestines first to start working.
Did you get some of the baby bird food from the pet store, it is suppose to have alot of calories and nutrients for tube feeding that may do the trick to get her back to an appetite.
I feel for you my oldest is going on 9ys this coming April and they really are just like my kids. You want to do everything you can to help them be healthy. As long as she is trying I would keep up with tubing her and trying to encourage her to eat. Keep her warm that is great she is crate trained because in the weather most of us are having she doesn't need to be trying to keep warm along with feeling bad.
Thank you for the update. I'd love to be there to encourage and help, just know you both are in my thoughts.