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What would be the symptoms of either the viruses or the sloughing of the tongue. She is not acting any differently.. if i hadn't noticed the loss of bristles i would not have assumed there was anything different. She eats from a nectar bowl twice a day, has water in case she chooses to eat powder instead of the mix, its a diet specifically formulated for lories to be their only requirement. she had a blood screen 6 mths ago and was fine.
she does not appear to be in any distress. She has toys in her cage (wood etc) that are rough and could have rubbed them off however its not an action that i see all the time.