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Gagging duck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mixedcoat, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. mixedcoat

    mixedcoat Hatching

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    My full grown Duck, Penguin, all of a sudden is doing this thing were he opens his beak and shakes his head around sometimes there is like a grinding noise I think from his beak? He isn't doing it constantly but every like 5-ten min I might see him do it. Other then that he is totally fine walking around and grooming himself he's breathing fine and quacking and all that he just stops here and there to do it and it looks like its anoying him he does walk over to the water dish and Drinks out of it but he continues to do it. Could he have something stuck in it? I don't want it choking him I'm really worried. He's perfectly healthy otherwise and he's a indoor duck he lives in my room with me so I don't think it could be like bugs or something. any advice?
     
  2. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chirping

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    Can he put.his whole head under water to rinse out his.nose and sinuses he could have something in their
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Sounds like something could be stuck in his bill or throat. Has he had a lukewarm bath lately?

    It might be good to get a vet to look down his throat.

    And I suggest you also post this on the Duck Forum - that's where a number of duck problems get posted, so you may get more responses.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
     

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