European goldfinch disease problems

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nissantseng
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This problem encountered?
My problem is I bought the wild European Goldfinch and Hooded Siskin to breed,
but they has been thin, maintain a few weeks after the death, eat food and drinking water normal, no diarrhea, will also sing a bath, but it is increasingly thin, and finally death, I would like to ask you guys, this is what causes it? how can I prevention and treatment? This problem bothered me for a long time, can help me ? Thank you guys.
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Craig52
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At a guess, gizzard worms. Very hard to get rid of so search for a medication in your country or check your local bird dealers for a particular wormer for gizzard worms. Craig
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To:Craig52 Thank you for your reply^_^
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Nye
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Hi Craig52, how did you come to the conclusion that it may be Gizzard worm without asking if whole seed was in the birds droppings? My father trapped goldfinches for years & the losses were high if the birds were not handled correctly with regard to feed & stress. Trapped goldfinches should not be given a dry seed diet only & over crowding is a big no no. I would have thought it may be Megabacteria seeing as it spread to the siskin. But to know what it was, or was not ,the droppings would have to checked under a microscope & an autopsy done on both birds. People make jokes when I say that I opened up a dead bird to see what may have killed it.I have lost birds,they acted normal but slowly deteriated & lost weight over time & died, when an autopsy was done I found no worms,the organs looked fine, but I found a blood clot under the scull so the bird died through cerebral hemorrhage, so why waist time & money treating a flock of birds for nothing. You need to check the dead bird first . Regards Nye
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arthur
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Craig did prefix his reply with "At a guess . . " . . a far cry from a "conclusion"

With Craig's experience it would be an 'educated' guess . . and like all guesses, it could be wrong



You could have added your 'educated guesses' ( all quite valid I might add ) . . and advice in a less aggressive manner

And, like Craigs guess, yours could be wrong


This is a friendly forum :thumbup:
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Nye
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Arthur, how thin skinned are you . How could you see my post as aggressive & then call me a smart ar__e. You could have asked why I thought it may be Mega-bacteria but you chose to step on my neck.
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Ok you guys, everyone is allowed an opinion. My diagnoses is my opinion and it wasn't a be all end all opinion. This member is from overseas and i wouldn't have the foggiest idea of medications or for that matter whether they even do postmortems over there. Tis the silly season thanks, Craig
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G'day Nye . . Olive Branch extended

I was actually referring to myself as a S*A* . . sorry that it was misinterpreted :innocent:



Why do you think it may be mega-bacteria?
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