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Sick pet duck, advice would be of great help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by zams1006, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    If you know someone with a wood stove who only ever burns clean hardwood, that charcoal can be ground up finely and used. But you must be sure nothing toxic has been burned. It's an option if you cannot find it elsewhere. I use that.
     
  2. zams1006

    zams1006 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is eating tiny amounts, still losing weight, ill look into the flush! Her caruncles are starting to go a bit orange and pale around her eyes :(
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Tube feeding is recommended when a bird loses 5% of it's body weight. Once a bird has lost 1/3 to 1/2 it's weight it is almost impossible to save them. Orange caruncles makes me think maybe she is anemic and dehydrated. If you're up to it I can teach you how to tube feed.

    -Kathy
     
  4. Free Spirit

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    If she is only eating tiny amounts of food, losing weight, and it's going on day 5 I'm concerned that she is losing nutrition.

    Get the flush started as soon as you possibly can then follow up with electrolytes and vitamins to restore what she will lose from the flush.

    How does her poop look today?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Metal toxicity?
     
  6. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    If you're nervous about this possibility - Don't be. With Kathy's guidance you can do it. Trust me... as I had just been through this myself with a goose.
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  9. zams1006

    zams1006 Out Of The Brooder

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    Let me in, how would i tube feed if i must?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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