Help, duckie dined on paint!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Squooble, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Squooble

    Squooble New Egg

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    Duck Dodgers is a very mischievous guy. He lives in the house do to being bullied, and generally because he's my baby. He never goes down the stairs though. Two or so days ago I was down stairs painting trim boards. Suddenly, I look down, and out of no where Dodger is drinking the paint. This is normal white semi gloss latex paint. I got him out of it, and immediately got him in the bath. He drank and pooed white for a while and I thought everything was gonna be ok. Yesterday he started acting funny. His poo isn't leaving his feathered behind, even after washing the area. The poo just seems to only go as far as the feathers and then gums up. He is lethargic, and his crop is hard as rock. He is still eating and drinking though. He also is not making his normal quack mumble noises, he's squeaking super quietly. If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it! [​IMG]
     
  2. Batduck46

    Batduck46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no good in this area, but maybe they can help??
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Oh gosh I will give you the link for the flushes but I would talk to a vet first or call poison control explain to them just like you did here and ask what to do before trying a flush.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213 I'd even explain to them each flush and which one would be best to use.


    Plenty of fresh water in mean time.
    Sure hope he can get through this @Squooble
     
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  4. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I agree with Miss Lydia..... Do you have a vet in your area that will take birds?
     
  5. Squooble

    Squooble New Egg

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    I flushed him when it happened on Thursday. The vet said it was the best they could have done. What it turned out to be was that he had ate a large amount of corn cob bedding. (First time I have used this bedding, going on store recommendation). This stopped him up completely, and after vet assistance #2 we started giving him mineral oil as a laxative. Unfortunately this was too late and my baby Dodger died today. If anyone uses corn cob bedding I urge you to stop. The vet said this is a common problem with the bedding and it is also very fast to grow toxic mold when damp.
     
  6. Batduck46

    Batduck46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness, I am SO sorry for your loss of sweet, sweet dodger. :hit [​IMG] Rest in peace, sweet boy :hugs
     
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  7. Squooble

    Squooble New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  8. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry you lost him....:hit :hugs
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Squooble I am so sorry to hear you lost Baby Dodger, I am heartbroken for you. I do thank you for letting us know about the corn cob bedding though. So very sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  10. Squooble

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    Thank you very much.
     

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