quaker swollow their tongue

by Michelle

i have a quaker bird and he got scared and went into shut down mode. he is flying and walking now but it looks like his tongue is stuck in his mouth he will not talk or sing just make a chirp sound sometimes. Can he have swallowed or even have a stuck tongue????

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Feb 13, 2011
Stuck tongue?
by: The Avian Vet

I have never heard of a stuck tongue. You need to take your bird in to see an avian veterinarian immediately.

Dr B

Feb 12, 2011
quaker swollow their tongue
by: Linda

You need to get your bird to an Avian Vet as fast as you can get there! Your bird is injured and possibly it is a head injury. He needs medical attention and providing it is part of your commitment when you have a bird in your home. It is also the law in all states.

While you are at the Avian Vet's have his wings clipped. Have the 6 long primary flight feathers on both wings clipped. These are the long feathers at the end of each wing. Do not clip up any higher. Birds allowed to fly around sometimes kill themselves flying into walls, tv's, mirrors, windows, and so on.

Your bird is hurt, and his tongue may be partially cut off or if he hit his head very hard, it could be rolled up in there. This will kill him, so do not delay getting him to an Avian Vet only. Do not go to a dog and cat vet as they are not licensed or trained in the care of birds and can possibly complete the killing process that has already begun. We recommend that no bird be allowed to fly around everywhere because when they become frightened, like he did, there will be sometimes fatal injuries. If you have his wings clipped as I instructed above, he will gently glide to the floor. Do not have them cut up any higher as this cripples birds and leaves them in constant pain.

Let us know how he does as we care about you and your bird very much,


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