Gas in 3 week old Pigeon crop

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by HersheyandTaffy, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. HersheyandTaffy

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    I have a 3 week old baby pigeon who suddenly has gas in his crop, I gently massaged the crop and got the gas out but it keeps filling back up, he has never hurt himself or had any accident to cause any kind of damage to himself, this just happened out of the blue, he is an aggressive eater and I have noticed he sucks air in before I even get a chance to get formula down his throat, but how can I make sure that the air doesnt fill up again?
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    I had not heard of this so I googled 'pigeon has air in crop' and found this among others...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/baby-pigeon-with-air-in-his-crop-help.910899/#post-13861931

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/baby-pigeon-with-air-in-his-crop-help.910899/#post-13863134
    . Good luck!:fl
     
  3. HersheyandTaffy

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    Thanks, the only thing is he is not acting different at all, if anything he is growing more physically and emotionally, he is running around the cage and jumping out of the nest box and flapping his wings and he even picked at a bit of seeds, he is acting like a normal healthy baby.
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Great! So the problem is....? Does his crop appear overful?
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    What are you feeding him and how are you feeding it? At 3 weeks he should be eating his seeds and drinking water, with only a little supplemental hand-feeding needed. Did he get crop milk from the parents for at least the first week?
     
  7. HersheyandTaffy

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    He got crop milk until about a week ago, I feed him kaytee formula and I leave seeds out for him, I havent left after out because when I gave him some water in a bowl he thought it would be a good idea to dunk his entire body in it, so I'm still watching how he is with water in a bowl.
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    I think I would put water out in a container like this one I use for babies...
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    Also, I think he's too old for Kaytee and I would give him thawed froz peas and corn which you would place in his mouth OR ground up chicken pellets mixed with warm water to the texture of ketchup to feed like the Kaytee formula, while he transitions to seeds. Put some seeds in a dish and let him watch you sprinkle some on the clean floor and he will learn quickly.
    Don't forget the grit!!
     
  9. HersheyandTaffy

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    Thanks! He already eats seeds like a champ so I know it won't be a problem
     
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    And what kind of peas?
     
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