Fishhook Caught in Mouth
- Do not push or pull the hook.
If the bird is quiet and the barbed end of the hooks protrudes from the beak
- With an assistant holding the bird’s head firmly, cut off the barb of the hook using a pair of pliers or metal cutters, or cut the eye from the hook, whichever is more convenient.
- The remainder of the hook can then be removed readily.
If the bird is agitated or the barbed end of the hook is embedded in the membranous lining of the mouth
- Seek veterinary assistance.
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