Help! Bird is gasping for air for 2 days, she has Marek's and still can not die((((

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Natalijaasbj, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I had a Marek's in my flock. I lost 3 birds so far. This one exhibited the same symptoms( stretched her legs, paralyzed body). But the other birds were dying differently. This one seems to be gasping fo ait for two days ( probably is not able even to sleep). What sould I do to help her agony?
    It is really hard for me to kill. should I give her some sedative?
    Please,help!
     
  2. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? She is still gasping non-stop
     
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put her down.
    Do you have a sedative that would put her down for sure?
     
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a neighbor or friend you can ask to help you put her down? Would they have another method they could use, also?

    So sorry you are facing such challenge. We love our birds & it is hard to handle some things.
     
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  5. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Specklled hills - what sedative should I use ???Thanks for your reply!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Take her to your local animal shelter, they'll probably do it for free.

    -Kathy
     
  7. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, I will call them now
     
  8. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just called them - 25 dollars((( I think I will better try sedative. Kathy, amy be you know what sedative and how much do I use.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That is something I cannot recommend, sorry... I'd spend the $25 and have it done properly.

    -Kathy
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I think you should end her misery with an ax. Cover her face and get it done. She will never know. I've had some gaspers, I think it's caused by paralysis of lungs.

    As for sedatives, I've heard they don't work. I once gave a poorly roo 5 of my valiums from a root canal, and 5 Xanax, and all he did was the next morning he crowed.

    Vodka may work. But most things frighten the birds, making them feel the dying. An ax is quick and humane.
     
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