From Echo's Mom:
Lanie will Sammy accept soft, mushy foods from a spoon?? Like oatmeal or mash, yogurt even? If so you can do it that way. You can also inject the Baytril in a small piece of banana or fruit - anything that will hold the meds (as long as you know you can get him to eat it). If so, that is the least intrusive way to dose oral meds.
Yes, there are some things he will eat from a spoon, but usually is more interested in playing with the spoon & I have to make sure he gets all of the medicine in him (I think he might dump the contents of the spoon while playing with it). This morning was a disaster. I just got to work an hour late trying to deal with it. I mixed the medicine up in a little peanut butter and put it in his treat dish. He loves peanut butter & would usually eat a whole jar if I let him. He wouldn't touch it. I think he could smell the medicine in it or knew I was up to no good giving him a big treat like that first thing in the morning. I ended up having to towel him. Got more of the medicine on me than on him, and got a nip on the hand after I let him out of the towel. I'm going to go get some applesauce on my way home and see if I can get him to eat that off of the spoon. We're going to have to start working with a syringe like others have suggested. I never even thought of that. It might be a little tough right now, because the syringe is definitely his enemy right now after yesterday with the vet & this morning with me. Can anyone give me some instructions on how you went about making a game out of this? Do you hold your bird on your lap while giving them tea, or do this on a playstand, in the cage??? Other question: I think he'd probably eat yogurt, but would the probiotic cultures in the yogurt cancel the antibiotic?
Last edited by Lanie; 07/16/08 06:17 PM. Reason: sp