Thick saliva, lots of it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sumatra503, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    My 1.5 year old serama hen is producing really thick saliva and a bit more of it than she should be.

    When I first looked at her I thought she had just eaten a slug and it got stuck. I then tried to pull it out and fount it was stuck to her tongue and wouldn't come off. I then soaked and loosened it and thought her tongue had melted or was swollen from an allergic reaction. I pulled all of the slime off and her tongue is normally sized, but a little bit swollen and a bit darker pink than normal, though not red.

    When she eats her food gets stuck to her tongue and the rest her mouth and starts to build up in a gross slime.

    What causes this and what can I do? My concern is her trouble eating. She is doing fine with wet food that is a bit slicker and scrambled eggs.

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