Please help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by julieholt, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. julieholt

    julieholt Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I have a problem my 6 week old muscovys not been to the toilet properly he seems to be a little lathargic and trying to drink but he cannot get it to go down he has been doing a strange action of biteing at the air I have felt massaged his crop but nothing different I have also looked in his mouth to see if there is anything stuck to no luck he has been losing a little weight and I am starting to get a little worried and I am unable to get a vet appointment please could some one help oh and I gave him sugar water yesterday because he was dehydrated and crying constantly today he is so quiet.
     
  2. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    did he eat worms or slugs?
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @casportpony - would syringe feeding be too risky in case it's impaction?

    He may be impacted, could have an infection.

    Has he been eating at all? Can you offer him some soft treats? Does he get grit?

    Are there other ducks?

    Does he go outside?
     
  4. Amiga

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  5. julieholt

    julieholt Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your help he has a vet appointment soon at 3pm I'll let you know how he gets on thank yoj
     

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