I posted elsewhere about this but with no luck, so I'll try here! I have 6 red rangers, about 3 month old, I ended up with three girls and three boys. About a month ago they all had a quick bout with a "cold" and antibiotics in their water quickly cleared it up, all except for my one little girl. She still has clear discharge from her nose. I noticed in the past week that she was not as active as the others and was not growing at the rate they are.
The one day when I got home from work she was very lethargic, she wouldn't even take a live worm when I dangled it by her beak. I immediately gave her a few drops of nutri-drench, and duck egg yolk mixed with wet cat food via oral syringe. After about two days she had perked up significantly. She was still refusing to eat from the food dish or peck at the ground but I was able to get her to eat her grower/finisher feed mashed with some water and wet cat food. I noticed while she's eating her beak makes a clicking sound (not the content kind of sound, she does this even when I make her take nutri-drench and she hates that). Today I noticed that she seems to have an underbite. She's not cross beaked but the top curves down and the bottom is straight and longer so she can't shut her mouth the whole way. I think the poor girl was starving and that's why she didn't fight off the "cold" like the other did with antibiotics. She has gotten her interest back in food and tries valiantly to peck at bugs, but she can't get them in her mouth and the others come running and take from her. So right now she is getting half feed mash half wet cat food twice a day. She now comes running when she sees me with her dish, and I put her up where she can take her time to eat.
So my question is, can I do anything about her beak? She feels so fragile I'm afraid to try and file it or trim it. And what else can I feed her that is pasty that would be a little healthier for her? She doesn't want to eat just the feed mash. Thanks in advance!
Edited by awarmrainyday - 5/20/16 at 11:21am