My kestrel has sour crop i beleive she was just fine yesterday but today after i feed her in the morning and got back from school she was fine. then when i got home a few minutes ago she had trown up all of her food and had dierha what is the best way to help her get through this. please reply fast.
Try using Pepto Bismal, Pedialyte, or a dehydrating liquid like gatorade. If she doesn't improve in about 8 hours, take her to a vet. They may give her fluids, flush out the crop with sterile water and give her antibiotics.
I would investigate the source of food... It may be rotten, or have parasites. Is she dehydrated, or did you possibly over feed her?
Make sure she stays hydrated, give drops of water or of Pedialyte (can be bought at any grocery store in the baby section) through a dropper every hour or so along with small amounts of food as often as you can give but wait for the food to pass through the crop before giving more, (do not give large amounts) and watch her weight so it doesn't start going down. Good luck!, get her to a vet if she starts dropping weight uncontrollably. Dr Dobson at Riverwoods would be a good choice.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2007 8:20:13 GMT -5 by SheHawka!
My soul is sick of chicken soup, it wants some chocolate!
well i can't go into the vet until tommorow but my sponser said to try and get a live mouse and have her kill it so she will eat something i got about a inch away and she jumped and grabbed it then didn't do anything with it. Now she haveing weird seizures and falco helped me feed her the heart lungs and brain of the mouse.
As far as a bird with sour crop goes she is in good condition looking like a full recovery is just around the corner. She was eating the mush off of my fingers which is a good sign. He has her in a carboard box with a heater on the bottom and is giving her a few drops of pedialyte every half hour. She will not be fed again until the crop is clear of the 6grams we fed her. Beastdawg is quick to accept advise and to use it. This bird will be back to normal by the end of tomorrow if all goes as planned. Great work.