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Old 11-01-2017, 11:11 AM
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Zippo has been to the vets. I noticed he was limping slightly. Turns out he has arthritis in his left leg. He is 10 in January, bless him. Vet has given anti inflams for a week. I then have to report back to him.
Complications are because he has also been diagnosed with a slight heart murmur and getting hold of him twice a day would be too stressful. He is and always has been a highly strung little soul.
So the question is, is it ok to get a piece of millet spray ( you know, one of the little nuggets that make up the whole spray) and place the drop of meds on it, allow to soak in for say 15 mins and then give to him???
The drop of meds is absorbed into the 'nugget' and as the husk on this type of millet is quite thin the meds should get through to the actual seed part?
He is on a pellet diet and if I put the meds on the pellets, they would soften and he wont touch them.

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:44 AM
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What is the medicine? If it is Metacam, birds seem to like the taste of it and I have come to an understanding with a couple different birds very quickly. I could leave them standing while still using a loose version of the standard budgie hold (I'm hoping somebody will link to it--I have to run someplace at the moment!) and administer it easily.
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Yes, it's metacam. He doesnt mind the taste as he is taking it from the millet spray nugget which I drop the metacam onto. He is very afraid of hands. Always has been since I got him.
My question is do you think it would be an effective method - dropping the metacam onto the millet, letting it soak for 15 mins and then giving it to him?
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:31 PM
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The problem is that some of the medicine is going to end up on inedible parts of the millet. If the only purpose of the medicine is to make him more comfortable, I suppose you could decide that the comfort of not being handled outweighs the extra comfort he would get from the full dose. I would ask the vet.
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I have given Metacam many times but always directly in the mouth. Does he eat any veggies or soft foods, maybe that would be a better option to put it on instead of the millet. I am thinking of a kernel of corn, take a kernel and squeeze out the contents so that there is no outer skin and put the Metacam dose on it, it won't be absorbed but should stick on it and if your bird likes corn he may just eat it all.
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Now that is a good idea! He loves sweetcorn. I will try that.
Good news is his leg has improved as he is no longer using his tail to balance ( a bit like a woodpecker uses its tail as an extra foot). So I guess he is gaining some benefits from what metacam he is getting. 😊
I did try it on his pellets this morning but they just went soft and claggy and he wouldnt eat them. So I tried a drop on the millet spray nugget without it being absorbed and he knew there was a strange taste but ate it anyway! So some must have definately gone in his mouth.
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