Your response if the first. The bird actually has little worms about half a
centimetre long attached to the lining of its mouth and throat and under its
tongue, like little hairs. We have since been in touch with a Vet who says
there is no medication available and they have to be removed a few at a time
over a long period of time (months) with a pair of tweezers. It makes the
bird very sore, but unless it is done this way it will eventually die from
the obstruction. Manual removal is apparently relatively successful.
I wonder if over this period of time the bird will bond to my daughter or if
it will be glad to get going.
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> To: Maurovic, Mauro (DHS)
> Subject: Re: Throat Worms 2
> Hi Mauro
> I am not a vet and I do not know if you have had any replies yet.
> sympathise with you for this poor bird and yourselves. Could it be that
> bird has something stuck in it's gullet and the worms are feeding on the
> Or is the bird flyblown?
> good luck
> >Hi all,
> >Just thinking about that young magpie with worms attached to the lining
> >its mouth and throat. Perhaps it was starving because the parents did
> >want to feed it knowing that it was infected. It probably is contagious
> >they know it.
> >Does anybody know if other birds such as parrots get these throat worms?
> >If it is contagious and seagulls get it, chances are that it could spread
> >very quickly because the way that they steal each others food.
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