Sebbi with snubed nose.....anyone have this before?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickenzoo, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger


    I got her this way, and still no real improvement. Her nostrils are closed up too, otherwise seems healthy and she eats like a little piggy.... any advice?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    aawwww poor baby. Is sshe eating and drinking okay? Breathing difficulties?

    as long as she is eating, drinking and breathing fine I would assume she will be okay..

    I hope someone will more knowledge can help.
  3. Windchyme

    Windchyme Silkies n Sebs

    Quote:Ohhhh poor baby. That looks like a birth defect to me. All you can do is continue to care for her properly. If she can continue to eat and drink she'll grow up and just have a deformed bill. If she starts not doing well you may have to put her down. She was sent to you this way??? Where'd she come from???
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I got her from someone local. It was not as prominent when she was younger. She was the only female they had left. Her brother is normal. They said if she had problems they would refund my money, but we fell in love with her and I don't want to give her back... She eats grass , but she uses the side of her mouth to chew it. I am most concerned about her nostrils, I was wondering if I could use a dentist drill I used on egg carving to open up the closed over portion of her nostrils. I sent them pics that they are forwarding to their Vet to get her opinion on her beak. I was just wondering how rare this was and if anyone else has seen this before.
  5. Windchyme

    Windchyme Silkies n Sebs

    Quote:I have seen similar in a duck once. The thing I would worry about using a drill myself is if you hit the wrong spot. If you were sure you wouldn't hurt her or cause her damage it sounds like a good idea. Maybe you could get a vet to do it for you? At least if they make an oops they are equipped to deal with it. I give birds like that away (with deformities or disabilities) for free to good homes. What a little trooper that she has learned to eat like she has, she is something special and I am glad she has a special home, alot of ppl would have put her down.
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Do you have Sebbi w/ disabilities you want to send me, LOL. It seems I am the physical therapist and useless animal caretaker around here, he he. [​IMG]
  7. Haley_LinckHillPoultry

    Haley_LinckHillPoultry Songster

    May 10, 2009
    Morris, PA
    Awhh. She's cute. I'll take her [​IMG]
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It almost looks like she caught her nose in between the wire bars of a cage and injured her beak...................
  9. wanda047

    wanda047 Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Hardy, Arkansas
    She's a cutie! You should name her "Miss Piggy" [​IMG] She's very lucky to have you for her mommy!
  10. I'm not sure where you live. I would find an Avian vet that see's parrots. We have a great one here in Omaha. Look around, I would not attempt it myself. She sure has a sweet look to her...I hope you can find help for her. Good Luck!

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