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Re: Egg Binding

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:07 am
by lovezebs

Check her bottom to feel if it's bulging outward, and hard, which indicates she is eggbound.

Liquid calcium to the corner of her beak immediately.

Then place her in a hospital cage in your washroom with the shower running hot water to steam up the place. Give her a sitz bath in warm water, and place a warm light over her.

If she is eggbound, then these are things that need to be done whether she likes it or not, or she will die.

Re: Egg Binding

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:54 am
by Layla
lovezebs thank you so much for replying so quickly, when I opened the cage to move her she successfully flew to the top and is now sitting in the nest, since I can't coax her out I moved the whole cage into the nearest bathroom and but a kettle in there for steam.
I boiled an egg for her since all stores by me are closed, but as soon as they open again in the morning I'll go get some liquid calcium as you suggested.
I tried looking at her bottom to see if it was bulging outward like you said but it doesn't seem to be, for a few seconds it seemed to be pulsing and she defecated and then it returned to normal. She's gone in her nest and is resting with her mate but I'm going to keep them overnight in the bathroom with steam and continue to check on them.

Re: Egg Binding

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:40 am
by lovezebs

Sounds like she was not egg bound if her bottom is not bulging, and if she's still with us.

When you have breeding birds, it's always a good idea to have a bottle of Calcium on hand for situations like this.

Good luck.

Re: Egg Binding

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:28 am
by Blackzeb
Thank you....
Very helpful....