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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Gander with dropped tongue
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:42:28 pm »
You know how pelicans have that big saggy bit for holding fish - and it seems to be made out of skin between the two struts of their bottom beak?

Well, my Steinbacher gander seems to be developing a small version  :-\ It seems to be his tongue pushing into the pouch and it's getting worse. Apart from not looking pretty I think it can't help him eat.

Anyone had experience of it or know how it can be fixed?

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Gander with dropped tongue
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 08:10:58 am »
Has he got something wedged under his tongue. Have a good look inside his mouth. It will probably need two of you, one to hold and one to look. Take a torch and have a good old look around. Other than a foreign body or maybe a growth, I haven't a clue. :fc:  for your gander.

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Gander with dropped tongue
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 09:01:45 am »
 I've grabbed him and had a look but no growth and nothing stuck  :-\

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Gander with dropped tongue
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 04:41:03 pm »
Is he eating and drinking ok? If yes, I would just watch him for a few days, if no, I would whizz him along to the vet. Sorry I can't be of more help.

 

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