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lovebirds are sick

theyre acting ok, but the stress of nesting finally brought an underlying illness out. their droppings have been funny and started getting worse.

they both have bacterial infections but are now on erythromycin and are getting better! we have to wait on munch's treatment because she is close to laying, and if we restrain her and she has an egg in her we can either accidentally break it or if the yolk is still forming, we can cause it to miss where it needs to go and it can go into the abdominal cavity and cause peritonitis. so we have to wait until all eggs are laid to give her the medication.

mango however has been showing some lethargy and fluffiness and has been hanging around the cage bottom a bit more where munch is acting normal, just bad droppings. today has been day 2 of antibiotics and he is doing a lot better, and his droppings are already starting to improve. he is in the travel cage so he doesnt feed munch, which would mean he would not get his dose and could potentially overdose munch.

once antibiotics are finished in 9 days, (needs them for 10 days) he starts up on probiotic treatment for another week to prevent any secondary problems (such as yeast) from cropping up. antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria, which leaves an opening for secondary health problems.

once munch actually lays eggs and finishes her clutch, she will start her treatment, unless she gets worse.

just thought to let you all know what's up

just also for your benefit, if you see droppings like this in your birds, best have them seen!

yellow cloudy urine is a bad sign, as well as loose/stringy urates, also the feces are more stringy









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awwww I hope munch and mango get better soon!!!



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Hoping they get better, no fun having ill birds!! Praying for them also!
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Oh no i am glad they're improving though

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How are your lovies doing today? I hope they improve quickly and are back to good health in no time... good luck!!
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mango's still doing good he's been running in his hamster wheel that i put in his travel cage lol hes really good at taking the meds too. considering, erythromycin is supposed to taste really bad. theyre eating well and playing normally and mango's droppings are still looking good!

munch is steady right now while we wait for her to lay...



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Good to hear they are holding their own... is this something they have had for a while and it has just popped up due to the hormonal state they are both in??
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its been an underlying problem, meaning its been there for awhile but is now starting to show under the stress...

mango's temporary set up in the travel/sick cage







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How are they ( and you) dealing with being separated again??
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mango's taking it well, theyre not even calling to eachother. and theyre eating, and going on with their regular business. im gonna have fun reintroducing them. gonna have to put munch in the carrier and let mango have the big cage for a week. because munch will see the cage as hers now that mangos not in it. gonna have to switch that mentality around and rearrange the whole big cage at that time. but thats many weeks away still because we have to wait for munch to lay. we cant medicate her until she has a full clutch. because if theres eggs developing in her, we can cause injury or worse if we're not careful, so best not risk it yet, shes stable enough to wait.


this was mango the day before the antibiotics



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I hope they get better really soon.
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mango gets so stressed from being restrained for medicating that he plucks himself from being restrained... poor guy, but hes got 8 more days to go!



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I hope they get better soon. I'm sending healing vibes their way!

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Oh my goodness, I hope everybirdy gets well soon, Casey!! Healing Prayers for your beautiful Lovies.

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theyre not doing too bad today, mango is a bit quieter today but hes eating and playing pretty well. he may be depressed from being away from munch, or he may not be feeling the best, but hes taking the meds and his droppings are looking decent. theyre getting back to normal.

munch i think may have her first egg on the way either tonight or tomorrow.



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