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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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i need help

My bird has been very gasey like every 5 secs and her but keeps like pulsing i thought i might be a hernia but im not sure and poop shoots out every once in a while
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take him to the vet ASAP

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i told my mom she will be tomarrow, in the mean time what do u think it is?
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If your bird is female they could be trying to lay an egg, or could be egg bound. If it isn't resolved tomorrow go to the vet asap like Kennedy said. Better safe than sorry.

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If they have eaten a lot they could be adjusting their crop?

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I agree with everyone so far. Any new foods? Or has she gotten into any foods bad for her?

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If you think she may be egg bound hold her over some steam, not scalding hot though.


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off-topic: I didn't think birds could 'fart'...or is it just an urban legend about alka-seltza and sea gulls?
Obviously I'm not the kind of person to 'try it out' or allow anyone around me to do it.
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Id say a vet visit. I wouldn't wait. A bird is NOT suppose to fart. Either she is egg bound or there is something blocking her from passing her feces. It is not good if they cannot go to the bathroom. Good luck and I hope all is okay.
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Gas in birds is usually a result of some kind of GI infection (and is usually seen as bubbles in poop) or GI upset, your vet will probably want to do a fecal examination and a fecal float, and maybe other tests since gas can also point to more serious diseases. In any case, the bird will need probiotics or antibiotics, or both.

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How is he doing? Did your Mom take him to the vet? If so what did the vet say?... Hope all is well!
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