When you need to feed a young bird or administer medicine directly into the bird’s crop. You will then need a crop needle, sometimes called a( Medication Needle ) along with a syringe.
l was able to see a crop needle being used to feed a young bird, Bruce made it look very easy.
Crop needles come in various size depending on the size bird you are feeding. For budgies vetfarm recommend a size 14 needle. These needles have a rounded sphere or ball end which prevents damage to the birds mouth and is larger than the birds windpipe.
Do not forget you will need to buy some Hand Rearing food.
Hand rearing food is finer than the normal egg food and when mixed with water resembles that well known cereal called Ready Brek. Making it easier to pass through the crop needle, always follow the instructions on the hand rearing food.
If you are still not sure on how to use a crop needle then click on the link below to see Dr Tony Gestier demonstrate how to use the a crop needle it;s a great video..#