I will add a calcium supplement in case this is true. Poop returned to normal color and crop is working fine. I dont know what caused it yesterday but he is doing better now.
Overall he is fine most of the time but it is apparent he has issues when stressed
Do you have any idea why he wont eat or drink on his own at 6-7 weeks old?
Will post when wheelchair is finished, thank you for the calcium tip.
Before adding a new calcium supplement check well the Kaytee exact ingredients. From what you said it contains vitamins (have you read which ones?), minerals (I suppose even calcium), probiotics, etc. In theory it should be well balanced (I have never used it). Excessive calcium is not good (as well as calcium deficiency) and could lead to different issues.Agree, for the moment the best thing is keeping him in his little box.
As I said in a previous post I have never used Kaytee exact but I think that it contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals (calcium, etc) and so on?
Have you started to offer him seeds? When you take him out of his box you can put in front of him a small bowl or a small deep container (like the one in the pic) filled with a large variety of seeds of different sizes and shapes (dove or pigeon mixture and canary seeds with dehydrated fruits) and dried legumes (the ones for humans that you can buy at supermarket like small lentils, mung beans and split peas). Put your finger between the seeds and start to tap it between them (try to "imitate" a bird who is pecking at seeds). If there is enough space and you think it's safe you can leave available a seed bowl or container or small plant pot saucer into his box. If he starts to eat seeds on his own you can gradually reduce the formula. Have you found a complete vitamin supplement (vitamins, amino acids and trace elements)?
Let's see if there will be any improvement in his balance issues with a different diet and a good vitamin supplement (in case it's a deficiency... ).
As I said earlier the problem could be simply related to the head trauma. Geordi took a long time to recover (he could not stand, walk, etc) and I had to keep him into a small box with a cushion (not too firm nor too soft). The tablets given by the vet helped him a lot.
The injury on his head healed very well.