Post op Crop Surgery Update AND QUESTION

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ernie85017, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. ernie85017

    ernie85017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a couple of worried days, Maxine is on the mend. She has gradually progressed up to wet feed and really goes at it. She is still squirting her poo but there are more bits of solids in it, and, uh, sort of gravy, not clear.

    I toss the towels from the bottom of her cage into the washer to blast with hot water and bleach. I am finding small stones in the washer. Is she pooping out grit from her gizzard? There is no other way there would be stones on her cage towels. Normal? When should I start giving her some grit? I have some very clean sand that came in "health grit" that I could start her on.

    Her surgery was one week ago today. Time for sutures to come out.

    Thank you all for your advice!!!!!
     
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    ernie85017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I would keep her on crumbles until her poop looks normal. No grain or grit until then.

    -Kathy
     
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    ernie85017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    casport:
    Her poos are a little thicker now.
    Does anyone know if it is normal for her to be pooping out grit stones? I found more this morning.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I've seen that in some of mine when they been sick, along with whole seed and grasses.

    -Kathy
     

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