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by peep
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: FS Health
Topic: Cataracts?
Replies: 7
Views: 4516

Re: Cataracts?

Hi, I've had this experience a couple of times with wild flyers that have come in for rehab. It will really take a vet's exam to be sure, but it sounds very much like a fungal infection in the cornea. It can be treated with a perscription opthalmic drug called Natamycin ointment. The beauty of Natam...
by peep
Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: baby squirrel vomiting
Replies: 3
Views: 2912

Re: baby squirrel vomiting

You may want to "rest" the stomach for a few feedings by just feeding pedialyte or something similar. If vomiting ceases, gradually add more and more formula. David Agree. Squirrels are not capable of vomiting. They will however, regurgitate excess formula if they are over-fed, or have go...
by peep
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Babies not gaining weight and diarrhea
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Babies not gaining weight and diarrhea

Mrs. Oakley, The feeding schedule and amount of intake depends on their age and weight. The rule of thumb is 5% of the infant's body weight. A 20g baby should take in 1cc of formula. It sounds like they are taking in a very large volumn of formula for their age, most likeley due to the incorrect fee...
by peep
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: UPDATED: Continued Hair Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 4751

Re: Continued Hair Loss

A fungal infection could also be the problem, fungal infections cause the hair to break off at the skin, instead of fall out, and often do not cause rashes or crusting of the skin. Easily cleared up by sanitizing the nest box, fresh nesting materials and treating the skin with an anti-fungal agent. ...
by peep
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: UPDATED: Continued Hair Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 4751

Re: Continued Hair Loss

This could be a diet/nutrition issue. What do you normally feed him?

I agree with Joan, a visit to the vet might be in order. They can take a small scraping of the skin determine if it's allergy, injury or male pattern baldness.

(just kidding about the male pattern baldness)
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by peep
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Flyer with Possible Eye Infection - Vet is Clueless
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

Re: Flyer with Possible Eye Infection - Vet is Clueless

Before resorting to radical surgery, ask your vet to test the eye for fungal and parasitic infections. I had a young flyer come in with cloudy leisions on both eyes, and the vet found that it was fungal infection. There are several oral and topical anti-fungal meds that can be used. It took nearly 2...
by peep
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Rocky back not feeling well
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Rocky back not feeling well

To the vet - immediatly.
Do not wait for an appointment - walk in as an emergency
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by peep
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Pippin not feeling so well
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

Re: Pippin not feeling so well

Since she is currently under your vet's care, I would call him and ask what to give her, I would not want to suggest anything that may interfere with his treatment or worsen her condition. Are you trying to feed her by syringe or just putting in a container to let her lap it on her own? Most likely ...
by peep
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Pippin not feeling so well
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

Re: Pippin not feeling so well

Diet and nutrition can seriously affect these little darlings, and a lot of new members seem to be having this very issue. Too much phosphorus in their diet can block absorption of calcium. Limit sunflower seeds, peanuts and corn. They are low in calcium and high in phosphorus. Give her acorns, peca...
by peep
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spring Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: Spring Update

Joan, nobody is more experienced at being a flyer maternity nurse than you are! I'll be out buying those nasty wax worms that you prescribe. Hi David! Pearl is the most well-traveled flyer in the world! I'm glad she takes after her daddy, Whiz. He loves to take long trips and ride on the steering wh...
by peep
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spring Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Spring Update

Hi everyone! We're settled in our new place, my facility is set up and already taking birds in. Most of them are drunken cedar wax wings - hitting windows while flying intoxicated on fermented berries. Fortunatly after sobering up they're able to be sent on their way with a stern warning about over-...
by peep
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Pippin not feeling so well
Replies: 23
Views: 6186

Re: Pippin not feeling so well

At this stage it's best to rely on your vet. In the mean time, check to see if there is a possibility she could have gotten into anything toxic.. house plants, insecticides, fertilizer (even potting soil has toxins). My first impression is that she has injested something she shouldnt have. Good luck...
by peep
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.
Replies: 17
Views: 9376

Re: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.

Glad to hear the positive results! I'm quite familiar with the experience of a critter knocking over medicine. It seems the more expensive it is, the quicker it gets dumped! I checked with our wildlife vet on the subject of OxBow, they use the liquid recovery formulas frequently on their critical ca...
by peep
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.
Replies: 17
Views: 9376

Re: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.

Thanks for the great report! Keeps us informed so we know how he does. It's good info about his diet recommendations and will be interesting to see how he does. Yes, thank you. You shared a wealth of information with us. I know it was a bad experience for you to go through, but the information will...
by peep
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.
Replies: 17
Views: 9376

Re: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.

These are a lot of symptoms. I'm very anxious to hear what the vet says. I'm beginning to wonder if there is a genetic issue, or an inability to absorb nutrients. For head or nerve trauma, the vet would check the eyes, motor skills, gait while walking /climbing, and reactions to light and stimulus. ...
by peep
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.
Replies: 17
Views: 9376

Re: Need Help! Lethargic, wobbly.

Did this come on suddenly, or have you noticed slight but odd behavior during the past few days? If it occurred overnight, it may be head injury.

Seeing the vet is best right now.
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by peep
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Injured Jaw
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Injured Jaw

If you haven't yet located a vet for your baby, this may help.
http://www.dexknows.com/local/pet_care/ ... otic-pets/


There is no way to tell what the cause or cure would be without a professional exam.

Wishing you the best,
peep
by peep
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Another issue: Missing Bottom Tooth Causing Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Another issue: Missing Bottom Tooth Causing Problems

I'm in agreement with Joan; gum disease or oral infection. There are two types of oral diseases they can contract, bacterial or fungal. It's difficult to tell the difference between the two without a culture sometimes. The scratching and licking does indicate an irritation. Is there an odor from her...
by peep
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: please help
Replies: 34
Views: 8938

Re: please help

Honey in formulas for very young pups can be deadly. It doesn't seem to hurt older flyers, but feed's their "sugar" addiction. Some folks have said it seems to calm their flyer kind of like Ritalin for a hyperactive child, I think it's all an act by the furball to get the sweet and that l...
by peep
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: please help
Replies: 34
Views: 8938

Re: please help

These little guys know when you are trying to help and even adults will often not bite a caretaker who even has to do painful things to help them.


Then there are some down-right bad tempered ingrates in Texas!!! :evilbat:
signed,
Bloody Fingers Peep
by peep
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: please help
Replies: 34
Views: 8938

Re: please help

From the picture you posted, he appears to be an older juvenile or adult. I'm very surprised that you are able to handle him - wild flyers are very defensive, even at 5 wks old. After 2 weeks of the condition, I think you should have him examined by a vet, or a wildlife rehabber. Animals with trauma...
by peep
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: WORRIED: flyer has stopped eating/playing
Replies: 20
Views: 5143

Re: WORRIED: flyer has stopped eating/playing

If she holds a state permit for wildlife rehabilitation, she is bound by the rules and regulations about rehab animals. If she returned the flyer to you, she would be risking loss of her permit. Even here in Texas where it is legal to own a pet flyer, rehabbers are prohibited from retaining or adopt...
by peep
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: MBD or Nerve Damage?
Replies: 10
Views: 4982

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

The healing power in these guys is something to marvel at.


So true, Joan. They are such amazing creatures.
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by peep
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: MBD or Nerve Damage?
Replies: 10
Views: 4982

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

My little guy has made a full recovery. Runs, climbs and making short jumps. Last night he was riding in the wheel with Stormy!

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by peep
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: MBD or Nerve Damage?
Replies: 10
Views: 4982

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Peep, I haven't had a Flyer come in with MBD but I have had LOTS of animals come in with their back legs paralyzed. They were all bitten somewhere along the spine by a cat. Maybe the dog bit your flyer along the spine. Check it really good for any signs of a bite or injury.Wanda Thanks Wanda, He lo...
by peep
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: MBD or Nerve Damage?
Replies: 10
Views: 4982

MBD or Nerve Damage?

I picked up a juvenile flyer from the vet on the 19th. He was paralyzed from the hips down, but they could find no physical injury to cause it. His hind legs were totally limp, and his little toes were cold. The person that turned the pup in said that his dog found it, but we don't know if the dog h...
by peep
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: BIRTH & ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Bubble Gum Alien has moved from Buna to College Station.
Replies: 8
Views: 2798

Re: Bubble Gum Alien has moved from Buna to College Station.

Judy's pups are really special. They have a gift for chosing their HOF. Congratulations, I hope he gives you as many years of joy and entertainment as my Stormy does me.

It's obvious that this little guy loves you!
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by peep
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Emergency Help Sought
Topic: Use of Cedar in New House
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Use of Cedar in New House

There should be no danger to the flyers in using cedar wood in your home. I have some cedar boxes & shelves, and mostly, the squirrels just avoid them. Make sure all sealant and paint fumes have disapated before moving them into the new house, though.

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by peep
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Formula's
Replies: 11
Views: 6090

Re: Formula's

That will be a huge help. Thanks for your info.
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by peep
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: New Oral Hydration Product
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Re: New Oral Hydration Product

Here's a link to their product page, Gail.
http://foxvalleynutrition.com/main/prod.asp

The only place I know to get it is to order directly from them.

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by peep
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: New Oral Hydration Product
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

New Oral Hydration Product

Fox Valley is marketing a powdered hydration formula called Day 1 Electrostat. I ws given a sample of it by a rehabber in FOTW group to try. I really like it because you can mix it in small amounts and store the powder. No waste like Pedialyte.
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Formula's
Replies: 11
Views: 6090

Re: Formula's

Glad to hear from you on this! I had a tough time sorting out the facts and theories, read myself blind before coming to the conclusion it just wasn't the right product for wildlfe anymore.
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by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: TSB member with flyer...bloating, help, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: TSB member with flyer...bloating, help, please!

YIKES!!! A 15 gram flyer should take .75 cc - 1cc formula. If the pup is gorging, it could be that it isn't being fed often enough, or just plain stress. She really does need to cut out the additives. The only reason for adding cream is if the pup is seriously malnourished, yogurt if diarreha is a p...
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: TSB member with flyer...bloating, help, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: TSB member with flyer...bloating, help, please!

Seems like the formula is way too rich. Tell her to reduce the concentration to 3pts water 1 pt formula, leave out the cream and yogurt and feed smaller amounts, and more frequent. The pup should eat every 3 hrs at least. The most important thing I've learned from this board and all through training...
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Rehabbers Retreat
Topic: Yogurt
Replies: 1
Views: 1816

Yogurt

It's getting harder and harder to find yogurt around here that isn't lite, fat-free, or low-fat I used Dannon LaCreme for infants, but it's getting hard to find. Today I found Gerber Baby Yogurt, and it's perfect! Good fat content, calcium and pro-biotics, all the flyers favorite flavors, and it tas...
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: TSB member with flyer...bloating, help, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: TSB member with flyer...bloating, help, please!

Just checked in over there. She got really good advice and the bloat is down.
Thanks for letting us know.
peep
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Peep's Pups
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Peep's Pups

They're quite a handful, especially after feeding and they're all in my shirt! I have furbutts from my armpits to my belly buttlon. Somebody nips, but they all deny it with big innocent eyes :roll: The single one is Kitty, my liitle runt. She was cat-caught, and had a rough time while on antibiotics...
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Raising & Feeding Pups
Topic: Formula's
Replies: 11
Views: 6090

Re: Formula's

I've been a big supporter of Esbilac until they recently changed their formula. Many people are having health issues over in wild animals over it, and are switching to Fox Valley. I tried Fox Valley on one group of flyers, and Esbilac on the other. Both groups did well; they seemed to like the taste...
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Pictures of our Furballs
Topic: Peep's Pups
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Peep's Pups

These are my Fall 2009 rescues. All are doing well and eating me out of house and home. New flyer release cage is under construction, I'll post pictures of it in a week or so. http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll320/NFSAphotos/Peeps%20Rescues%202009/nitenite.jpg http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...
by peep
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Emergency Help Needed
Topic: Two Pups Found - We are doing our Best
Replies: 20
Views: 4799

Re: Two Pups Found - We are doing our Best

I used to mixed the yogurt in with the formula when Chuck's stools got too runny. Also, DanActive has a yogurt drink. Mine loved vanilla. I like to use DanActive to. It only takes a drop or two in the formula. I would hold off on the fruits for now, the sugars in them can cause diarrhea. Formula is...

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