The battle is still going on…I still have Blue Belle and Midnight in the Hospital Cage. They were in the same cage as Cosmo when we gave them bread. Blue Belle is doing well, I'm pretty sure she'll be okay. Midnight is still teetering on the brink, although she may have just turned the corner yesterday. She's a small girl to begin with, but yesterday morning she was down to just 7.8 ounces! Last night, before bed, she was up to 8.6…Y-A-A-A-Y! Her poop has solidified, and her appetite has returned. I stopped the medication (Sulmet) and have her now on Avian Charge. I'm giving her chopped hardboiled egg yolk and chopped fresh garlic with Probios sprinkled on it, along with mealworms (also sprinkled with Probios), along with her regular food. I have all my fingers and toes crossed… :fingersxd:

I just went downstairs and (holding my breath!) weighed her…8.7 ounces! I'm doing the Happy Dance here!!! :rotfl:

Several people have contacted me regarding the feeding of bread and other baked goods, as well as pasta, as treats for their birds. I am now of the opinion that dried bread/wheat products, such as crumbs, etc, or even soaked bread in small amounts, on occasion, probably will do no harm…again, in small amounts. I think my problem arose because the bread I gave them was quite doughy, (and a large amount), and probably got stuck in the crop, thereby starting the fermentation process of the yeast. I have some of that same bread in a compost pile, and the smell of fermenting yeast is quite strong when I approach it. I've gathered some links for those interested in the subject of sour crop regarding bread…

This one talks about the sugar in bread, this one talks about what to do for sour crop, this one talks about bread, again…This site has lots of information on poultry in general, well worth checking out and poking around…

Please keep in mind that I am only relating my experiences here with Seramas, but after what happened to Cosmo, and what is happening to Midnight, I feel it's important to let people know, or at least be aware of, the potential problems of feeding bread. I know it makes us feel good to “treat” our birds, but it does seem that I am not the only one to have experienced this problem. So, that being said, there are lots of other “treats” we can spoil our babies with!