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    How soon - Sour crop question

    So of our three babies one has sour crop. We think he's had it for 2-3 days now and my aunt fed him a bit of applesauce mixed with a couple drops of apple cider vinegar, she also gave him some of this other stuff the vet she called recommended. He said it would help him out to keep him hydrated and have nutrients. We didn't feed him any formula this morning though, as the vet suggested. Also rubbing his tummy, but making sure not to push it up so it doesn't come up and choke him.

    However, I would like to ask you guys - how soon should you catch on to sour crop? I read that you need to catch it early so that it doesn't result in death. The baby seems alright. He's grooming and moving around. We upped the temperature a little bit too.

    But how soon should you catch it? We're taking every measure we were told to and trying hard to keep him alive. But is it too late? Or are we just in time?

    I know that with animals just because they seem alright doesn't mean they are.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    Wish I could offer you some advice but I've never pulled any of my tiels' chicks because I'm afraid of what could go wrong.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    We've never ever ran into a problem before. :/ This is our fourth batch and the only one that a baby has gotten sick.

    We went to the bird shop today though to get our adult tiels wings and nails done and the lady there gave us some medicine to give him and told us some more stuff to do. So we bought some papaya juice and warmed it up and gave him some of that while the other birds had a little bit of formula.

    Here's to hoping he makes it. -crosses fingers-

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    I hope he does and I also hope it isn't your favorite little gray one.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    It's one of the little lutinos. We took him to the vet earlier, my aunt just couldn't do it anymore. So we entrusted him in the hands of some avian vets. the lady told us she was gonna empty his crop and give him some medicine after looking at a sample of what was in his crop to find out what type of infection he has.

    He's staying overnight and she's gonna call my aunt tonight to tell her how it went.

    400 dollars later. Fff. That's alright though, at least we know he's in the best of hands now and will hopefully make a good recovery. I'm just hoping there's no complications with emptying his crop :/ From what I've read it's not a very safe thing to do.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    Alright, figure I should update anyone who is actually following this XD

    The vet called and said she got the gunk out of his crop alright. Apparently after she did this he was sqawking and acting really ******, lol! Which she said was a good sign. He was also hungry. Sooo. They're gonna feed him a little bit and make sure his crop is emptying right and then we're gonna go get him tomorrow with two medicines. One to clear out the infection and the other to make sure he develops right since his crop was full for a couple of days.

    So he should make a full recovery! We're really happy we took him in, even though we don't really have the money. But hey, a happy healthy bird is worth it.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    I'm glad the baby's okay and that you took him in. They're so delicate when they're little and it doesn't seem to take much for them to get ill.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    How's the baby, Amber? Figured I'd check in cause I saw you're on just now.

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    Well. We had to take him back in cause his crop wasn't emptying so she put on a crop bra and emptied his crop again. She only charged us for the crop bra too and waved off the emergency fees -phew-

    But he's been good for the past few days with the crop bra on. He's eating millet with the other birds (One of which is all the way weaned now, and the little gray is almost completely weaned) and we're giving him his medicine which he seems to be responding to really well.

    We're supposed to take him into the vet tomorrow for a follow up. Sadly I'll be at college at the time they set up ):

    But yeah, he's doing great! :]

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    Re: How soon - Sour crop question

    I'm so happy he's doing well! So many things can go wrong when they're young. It can be really scary. That was so nice of the vet to help you out wih the costs too.

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    Yeah, we're really happy he's doing well. Everyone at the vet LOVES him too. XD It's kind of silly. They were all telling us about what a character he was.

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