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