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    11-28-2009, 11:20 AM
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How exciting! I can't wait to see him !
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    11-28-2009, 12:11 PM
You must be busy with him to not have gotton us PICS yet! Lol!
    11-28-2009, 12:38 PM
Alright everyone !

Bad news: I don't have pictures yet...

Good News: He is warmed up now, when he got here, he was an hour at least from dying, and hopefully we did enough to get him back on track to being alive.
He is breathing normally, he is nice and warm, he will be inside the house for a few days, in our biggest dogs kennel, he still isnt strong enough to lift his head very well, but he can with effort. So he isnt strong enough to stand up yet.
He is feeding, but we had to start feeding him through a oral syringe.
The Nipple bottle, was to much work for him.
He is really cute <3
Right now, he is just relaxing, I've tried to feed him alot of the special milk stuff we got him, and he took it with abit of encouragement, but right now he doesnt want anymore, I think he will need some time to just relax abit and etc.

Im hoping that he doesnt have anything contagious, that could pass onto my parrots, they are in a seperate room but still... I don't know if he would, he is only 15 or so hours old ?

Ill keep you all UPDATED !

It has been abit of a struggle, with holding his head up, and getting him to suck, but we did it :) Im Really hoping he will make it, Fingers Crossed !
    11-28-2009, 12:53 PM
Awwww! I don't think parrots and cows can share diseases............ again, Good Luck!
    11-28-2009, 12:55 PM
I would still hate for them to catch anything, I doubt they will though.
As long as there isnt any contact :)

Anyways, photos soon to come ( as soon as my dad brings the camera back !)

(BTW we named him Boo Bear, Boo For short)

Boo Bear is sleeping Now <3 :)
    11-28-2009, 01:38 PM
So cute! Just the image in my head is so ute! I'm sure EVERYONE will "Awww!" at the pics when you post them!
    11-28-2009, 01:45 PM
Photo's COMING NOW !
    11-28-2009, 02:38 PM
Tr if you have a dairy farm near you they are generally the experts at raising bobby calves as they do it all the time don't be afraid to go ask for help good luck with him
    11-28-2009, 02:46 PM
Yes I have a diary farmer friend who has given me some advice :)
    11-28-2009, 06:44 PM
Hey, hope he gets well. I know quite alot about showing cows, calve bottling, cow behaviour etc.(even have the certificate to show ^^lol not bragging or anything :P)
When you feed him the milk, if you can, try to make him arch his neck up so that the milk go's into the right stomach so he doesn't get Diarrhoea.
Try to get him on calf pellets as soon as possible, so try to get him to sniff them or lick and get used to them.
He shouldn't have any disease's that will hurt your birds, but if your really worried, give him a bit of a wash to clean him up. I would get worried about disease's if he starts coughing up blood, or gets yucky stuff in his eyes and can't open his eyes or his breathing is bad or a temperature.
I hope he got the colostum from his mum before you took him as he needs that for his body to be able to fight infection and disease's off better while he is still a baby. Perhaps ask farmers around where you live if they have any milking cows that have just had a still birth or can put another calf on them?
A little calf I was looking after had to be put on a milking cow who had lost her baby at still birth. She is very healthy now though.

^ Her name is Sweetie and she is a Charbray(Charloais x Brahman)
Hope everything works out and would love to see some pictures. :)

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