Male eclectus has a growth coming from back of tongue sticing out
Male eclectus has a growth coming from back of tongue. It sticks out the side of his beak. He has allowed me to gently break off the hard part at the end of the 1 "4 stick but it grows back. He licks the mouth often too as though he is sucking on something when he is not.
It is attached to the cup like part of the back of his tongue. He had it on both sides. One side responded to Benedril--a tiny drop daily, but the other---although much improved--is still coming back. It does not protrude anymore.
He has always had a very hard yellow portion of his beak---on the inside. I have to file that down or it gets too long and big and he has difficulty shutting his mouth. Right now it is perfect. It does look like he is licking the yellow lining .
My vets say it is normal and also that this species has beak problems. My other eclectus male has a beak the simply grows too long very quickly. He hates it when I use a nail clipper or a dremmel or a file etc. but it has to be done. I am a nurse.
BTW when our local vet tried to help me she brought my suddenly bloody bird out of the back with the sides of his mouth where she obviously forced it open. She was upset and stupid too because she said it must have been like that. I hate when people won't take responsibility!! zo +
I never returned. My regular vet is not familiar with Eclectus do I basically am on my own because the other vet in our area has not see one either. I am guessing Linda that you have never held one since you would have know the spicy smell was common for this bird.
Anyone have a better way to file down the long overgrown beak---maybe once a month and the other one with the hard shell like yellow inner part of his beak