love bird has swollen crop

Why does my baby love birds have swollen crops?They are about 5 weeks old and they look very sick

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Jun 03, 2011
love bird has swollen crop
by: Linda

As Tracie said, you need to take your babies to be examined by an Avian Vet as quickly as is possible. It is quite common for baby parrots to develop bacterial infections which is probably what this is. They have no immune system built up at this young age and will die without the medical services of a licensed and trained avian vet. Vet will determine what type of infection they have, and give you the appropriate medicines in the correct dosages so you can get them well.

All baby birds need to be weighed with a gram scale every day. If one of them does not gain weight even one of those days, it means they are all sick with an infection and need to be treated immediately by an avian vet. This daily weighing will help you catch the infection before it becomes a major issue as it has by now.

Good luck and let us know how your babies are doing when you have time.


Jun 02, 2011
Lovebirds with swollen crops
by: Tracie

As stated on the page where you posted your question, potentially sick birds need to be seen by an avian vet in person. Dr B can NOT tell you what is wrong because he can not examine your birds. Also, he may not answer until next week and your birds may be dead by then.

Please Find an Avian Vet or a reputable breeder in your country that can examine your birds and help you.

You admitted they look sick, they probably are sick.

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