4-week old Embden gosling won't eat or drink

Discussion in 'Geese' started by rosetheriveter, May 9, 2016.

  1. rosetheriveter

    rosetheriveter Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2012
    One of my three White Embden goslings started standing in the water basin yesterday, not moving for over an hour. I gave all of them some lettuce and he/she half-heartedly stumbled over to it but didn't eat any. I wrapped her in a towel and brought her inside where she promptly fell asleep in my arms--very uncharacteristic of this goose!

    I made up an electrolyte solution and placed her with it and some food in solitary confinement overnight. I also sprinkled chopped lettuce on the water, hoping to entice her to drink. As far as I can tell she hasn't eaten or drunk anything, or pooped, all night.

    This morning she was having a really hard time standing up--she kept sitting on her haunches with her feet sticking out in front of her. I tried giving her water from a syringe, but she didn't swallow much. She's wrapped in a towel, asleep in my arms again.

    Any suggestions?

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