This is the underneath of Gracee's tongue Jan 5. You can see the extent of dead tissue and the deep hole still under her tongue. All yellow and black tissue is dead. It will be removed by the vet soon. Right now it is acting as a bandaid.
Gracee is eating really well now, and bathing and preening a lot. If she gets a good bill of health from the vet on Tuesday, she will get ready to be released.
Thanks to all who have donated. Thanks to your donations Gracee has pads for her feet, a deeper water pool, and other things. She is also eating the best bread I can buy (since she snubs the good food for her that she should be eating!!!). Note: bread is NOT that great for waterfowl, or other birds actually, see my previous posts.
Grace is a local Bend, OR bird...she is part of our local community.
We need to band together for her sake and help lobby the ODFW to get her a breeding island of some kind.
Stay tuned, I will know more tomorrow about her release.
Native Bird Care is small. But the work we do is critical. The needs of the birds we work with - song, shore, and waterbirds - are often underestimated. Each species is so unique that we must cater to each type of bird and their particular needs in care and housing. Add to that, handling these birds can be tricky; they all require specialized training.