My quaker, Indigo is healthy and happy, but today had an accident.
He was playing with one of his hanging toys, and the clasp wasn't screwed on tight. He managed to get the hook portion under the lower portion of his beak, and was trapped, basically dangling from his lower beak trying desperately to free himself. We got him free after a frantic 30 seconds or so: the hook slid back out.
After he was cuddled in a dark, quiet room he seemed better, even talking and stretching. Now, however, when he takes a drink of water, he begins bleeding, not a lot, and it runs out the opening under his lower beak.
Is this likely just an internal mouth injury, like from the threads on the hook scraping his tongue, or should I be worried about permanent beak damage?
I'd hate to distress him more with a trip to the vet, but I don't want to leave a potential injury untreated. I can't imagine what anyone could do for a tongue laceration....
I agree with Gary. Unfortunately a trip to the vet is in order. Best wishes! 💕
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel); Chewy (Quaker); Lily (Budgie); Beans (Parrotlet); Nimbus (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, Phoenix, Cami, Pork Chop, Bilbo and Sweet Pea
Post by quakerparrotmom on Jun 10, 2020 7:43:13 GMT -5
Thanks for the replies. After a visit to the vet, he should be okay. Some antibiotics and pain meds, plus many hours in a dark, quiet room to rest and recover should hopefully get him back to his normal, exuberant self!