My 2 yr. old Buff Orpington, Buffy, started acting funny about 10 days ago. She was not as engaged with the others as usual, she was not eating as much, seemed “depressed’. Her crop was not deflating by morning and finally a bad odor was coming from her beak. I thought maybe “sour crop” from the information I read from this wonderful forum.
I could not make her vomit…too scared I’d do it wrong and kill her. I took her to a bird vet who said Buffy had two different forms of “clostridium” bacteria which is apparently really bad. She is now in the bird hospital for two days while they give her meds and “flush” her crop. I don’t know if they are being straight with me because they can’t say why/where she could have gotten this or if she will get it again. I have four other girls and they won’t give meds for them until they exhibit the same symptoms. She looked at me when I left her there like I was abandoning her….
Has anyone heard of this?
Any ideas would be very appreciated…….