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What's wrong with my guinea?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NancyP1, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. NancyP1

    NancyP1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! my guinea is not well! She is laying down with her legs out behind her..panting..she cant seem to get her legs under her to walk. She even let me pick her up! I put her in her coop on some hay...Any ideas of what could be wrong with her? Never seen them do that before! New here..So Hi everyone!
     
  2. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat stroke? Get her cooled down and see how she is.
     
  3. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off [​IMG]

    It kind of sounds like it might be heat stroke. Get her cooled down and administer some electrolytes, (Gatorade, Pedialyte, etc.) Keep her cool, give her a banana as well, if it is heat stoke she'll need the potassium for several days to come. And for several days keep her cool and well hydrated, giving banana too. If that doesn't help it could be something more serious. However it sounds like heat stroke.
     
  4. NancyP1

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    Ok, I will try to get some water into her now.....I am out of bananas, no gator ade or pedilite....Today is cooler than it has been in several days...only in the mid 70s
    Going to the coop with a syringe...will be back shortly...Thank you so much
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:STOP!! Unless you know what you`re doing, you could drown the bird with a syringe. Even if it doesn`t drown, it could get water in the lungs and develope pneumonia and die. All ya gotta do is dip it`s beak and get fluids in that way........Pop
     
  6. NancyP1

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    she wont take any water i have her on my lap..her legs seem kinda jerky but she is not panting as much.. we are sitting in front of a fan...could she be egg bound? how could i tell?
     
  7. NancyP1

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    thanks Pop...i thought of that on my way to the coop
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good. Egg bound isn`t very likely with a guinea. Can you feel anything stuck in that area? I`m with all that suspect heat stress, even though guineas are from a hot place and are supposed to take heat well. Let it cool off for a while and see. Good luck........Pop
     
  9. NancyP1

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    Thanks again Pop. Hubby is going to bring home some gatorade. I have her in a box in my bedroom now, with the ceiling fan going, with just a dim light. They are the coolest birds..I really hate to loose one.
     
  10. NancyP1

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    Do you think I could take some cool rags and put them around her legs? They feel really hot. or maybe an ice pack put in a towel in her box?
     

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