Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Very far away from you!
As it turns out my imagination may have been on overdrive....
In the recent 3 feedings both birds have had a healthy appetite. One is visibly runty, always sleeping more than the other. The runty one's call for food is a lot more high-pitched and quieter. The strong chick is very loud and demanding....
I asked a question about the babies on Yahoo (this was like an hour after I got them) and someone suggested adding avian vitamins to their food. I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THAT!!!! I have around 4 different vitamins lying around, and they're all liquid. I think I'll stick with "Avitron Liquid Vitamin Supplement for Birds" and the directions say "BIRDS: 2 drops per teaspoon, or 6 drops per tablespoon of water help provide bird with vitamins necessary for normal health and feathering"
It also gives directions for feeding other animals:
Small animals: Feed directly or add to food or water. Small animals usually like the taste
Rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs: 3 drops daily
Mice: 1 drop daily
So I think it's a good idea to use this stuff.....there are a TON of vitamins in there.....for example, each vitamin amount is shown per IU:
A- 44 IU
D3- 6.6 IU
E- .071 IU
C- 2200 MCG
B1- 22 MCG
And the list goes on.....anyway, the babies are doing better. I don't think they have gapeworm, though I'll probably pick up some horse wormer anyway. One thing they DO need is something to kill mites. I'm finding them left and right!
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail