Red spots on tongue of 8 mo old ringneck

Just took in an 8 month old Indian Ringneck to tame down for rehoming. The back of his tongue has tiny red blotches or spots. I was concerned if it was disease or a deficiency of some sort. His tail feathers are a little rough looking. He has a bad disposition, but is active. He is quarantined from my other birds at this time. It is just about impossible to get a good photo of his tongue. About five tiny red spots on left side and slightly underneath the tongue. I was unable to get a good look at the right underside of his tongue.

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Mar 08, 2013
Red spots on bird's tongue
by: The Avian Vet

Nutrition may be a problem if he is not on pellets. These could be normal pigmentation too. I recommend that you have him examined by an avian veterinarian to be sure that it is not abnormal.

Dr B
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Mar 06, 2013
Red spots on tongue of 8 mo old ringneck
by: Anonymous

To be honest, I don't know what that could be. Without pictures, or being able to see it, it's hard to say what it could be.

They might possible be leasions on his tongue, which is cause for concern.

Leasions on the tongue could be possibly from chewing wood, and it caused little abrasions, could be ulcers, could be a bacterial, or fungal infection, or defeciency.

I would honestly, take the little guy to the vet. You mentioned he was agressive, feather condition is rough looking, well, he could very well be ill, or in some sort of pain. The only real option you have here for this little guy is to take him to an avian vet.

While there, ask the vet if "Sunshine Factor" vitamins are right for your bird. I use it with my birds during heavy molts. The vet will determine the amount your bird will need based on weight. (cost is about $10 per bottle)

Also, you did the right thing by quaratining the IRN from your other birds. But the only way to ensure his health is by getting him off to the vet. Having a recent vet visit to ensure health will also make it easier to rehouse the bird when the time comes.

Thank you for being a wonderful person, and taking in another bird. It's a lot of work, but I know you will do right by him!



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