Duckling has broken Bill and dried tongue

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamiDragon, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. SamiDragon

    SamiDragon New Egg

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    Aloha, we just picked this little guy up. His bill is missing both sides of the top from the nostrils down. He eats and drinks fine. The issue right now is that his tongue sticks out, and the end is dry and rigid. How can we moisten the tongue so we can hopefully help him get it back in his mouth? There is a photo below.

    Mahalo in advance

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  2. SamiDragon

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The tongue looks fine..;).....If it's drinking and able to dunk its head as all Ducklings need to do....It should be okay?...Why did you take that one?.....
     
  4. SamiDragon

    SamiDragon New Egg

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    I took him because of his injury. The other ducklings in the cage were biting at his tongue and trying to pull it out. His tongue is stuck at the angle and sticking out sideways, he cannot put it in his mouth. Also, it is dried out, which is why I am hoping to find something to help moisten it for him.
     
  5. SamiDragon

    SamiDragon New Egg

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    Maybe this picture better shows his tongue problem:
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  6. SamiDragon

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  7. chickens really

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    My Pug had a hanging out tongue..;)....If it's getting blood supply it won't dry out and fall off..:)...

    It will possibly be just fine..:)....If it turns black?....Then be worried...
     
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  8. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think as much as ducklings drink water it will probably be fine. I dont think it will stay in its mouth.
    Thats so nice that you took it! I would have done the same thing [​IMG][​IMG]
    As long as it has deep enough water to dunk its head it will be a happy duck i think. Its tongue will prob always stick out.
     
  9. oakgroove119

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    I have a baby duck that has a swollen foot and can't wa[​IMG]lk right
     
  10. oakgroove119

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    Here is the good one [​IMG]
     

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