How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Pat Your Own Question
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3596
Experience:  25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
21122637
Type Your Bird Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Pat is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My baby goose , 2-3wks old does walk any more. My daughter

Customer Question

My baby goose , 2-3wks old does walk any more. My daughter keeps her in her room and runs bath water for swimming & grooming. Is it lack of sunlight? What happened?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Pat replied 1 year ago.
Yes, that is part of the problem. She should be outdoors, preferably with other geese. She should be grazing. The most common problem in a young goose is nutritional problems. They should have grazing opportunity and should be fed a lot of leafy greens and specifically goose rations. Chicken feed is not appropriate. They develops very poor bone quality and it becomes painful to walk. This is a very serious condition and can be reversed ONLY with calcium injections and proper diet. And it will take months. You need to take the gosling to a bird experienced vet immediately, for the calcium injections and proper pain control. She should have an exam to make certain that nothing else is going on.
Expert:  Dr. Pat replied 1 year ago.
Where are you located? I may be able to provide a link to veterinarians in your area.

Related Bird Veterinary Questions