If you hold the bird upright and angle the syringe/dropper to the side of the beak and to the back and administer slowly this will avoid the Trachea,stop every now and then to allow for a natural swallowing reflex ,at this stage Electrolytes would be best and B group Vitamins to assist with stress relief .If you have it in your garden you could pick the Flowers from a St John's Wort plant (NOT St Johns weed aka mugwort) and mix with oilve oil ,it will turn red ,apply this to the wound to assist healing and as a anti bacterial and cover ,here is a Diy Electrolyte recipe Diy Basic Electrolyte Drink
By Jon Baldwin on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:59pm

Basic Electrolyte Drink

1 Litre of water

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. salt substitute (potassium chloride - available at supermarket)

1/4 tsp. baking soda, and

2 tbsp. sugar or honey

1 tsp molasses - optional



Additional notes:



Reference to a question of adding Magnesium and Potassium to mixture:

"Jon Baldwin - Add a quarter of a teaspoon of salt substitute to the above recipe this is potassium chloride,there are plenty of magnesium supplements available from health food stores that could be added ,I have one at home will post later the brand ...,However ,honey has aprox 2mg of magnesium per 100grams .You could add Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) maybe 1/16 of a teaspoon (needs citation),too much will have a laxative effect."



And more - this time on Molasses

"The above recipe is fine for electrolyte replacement ,the Honey was added for a energy boost (sugars) and a low level antibiotic ,a small additive of Molasses would boost B group vits and other minerals ,maybe a teaspoon?"
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