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Parrots: Crop Burn Cut, need stiches.

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by texascowboy1979, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, So I bought my two beautiful Camelots, and The guy told me they both had crop burn about 2 weeks ago, and taht he stiched them up. him being a registered nurse and told me that hes done stiches before, said the babies would be fine in about 2 weeks, so I got them, 3 days later, they are starting to leak, Today, they are really leaking, so We are heading to the Vet tomorrow at 7am, I know the Avian vet will be there tomorrow at 7, So Ill probly get there at 6:30 am. Im going to have her restitch both babiese.

    I know some of you would return the babies, but producing a Yellow Camelot is extreamly dificult and take a long time to produce the yellow color.

    Anyone ever have stictces come loose? I dont know if the guy did the stichecs right or if they normally came loose.

    Keep you posted. Im imagine that it would not be a problem to put them both under and restitch them.

    Ideas? Prayers please.
     
  2. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do pray they will be ok! Poor little babies![​IMG]
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    What I know is that crop burn is really bad and can be a bleep to heal. Birds can die from it. Most of the time, it's only a problem with inexperienced people that don't know how to feed a baby safely. Usually it's because they either fed food that was too hot or food that was microwaved and had hot spots in it, when the rest of the food was at an okay temperature, without stirring. Formula also has to be the right consistency or there will be other types of problems.

    I'm glad you are taking them to an avian vet. They'll be able to tell you just how damaged these birds are and give you an estimate. They'll need to figure out how much healthy tissue there is left, that they can stitch. Unfortunately, they'll probably have to wait until they get them under anesthesia to really be able to tell how bad it is. I hope those poor birds make it.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Any update, yet? I hope it isn't too bad.
     
  5. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's your baby? [​IMG]
     
  6. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dr. Updates:

    Both Yellows are doing wonerfully. The Dr. Said that the breeder had no idea what he was doing and stictched them wronge. He Stichehed both the crop and skin together, and thats a no no. SO the Dr. Fixed the problem on both Yellows. She was very impressed with there color and said the surgry went smoothly and was really easy to fix. We go back in 10 days to get the stiches removed.

    She understood that I wanted to keep them for there color and said that the babies will recover very quicky.

    The stiches are clean and dry. She told me to feed them 3/4ths an OZ durring normally feedings for at least 3 days and work my way up to 1 OZ and then eventually 3 OZ per feeding by 2 weeks.

    They are very play ful and look happy.

    Thanks for all your support.
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That is great news! I was worried that the crop tissue had continued to deteriorate after the surgery and that gets bad. I'm glad you have a good vet. It sounds like they're doing very well. That is wonderful!
     
  8. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to hear it!! What great news! If only you could get a refund for the amount of vet care from the breeder!
    Have a blessed day!!!!
     
  9. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know right... but sometimes we have to deal with people who have what we want even thow we dont wanna deal with them. He has one more pair I want from him.... Its a slim chance as he said he sold it already, but not sure about the buyer.. If I dont hear from him by next week, then he sold it, and if thats the case, our dealings are done.
     
  10. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any chance we could see some pictures of your babies?
     

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