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Urgent Bad beak trim?

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Lynx, 6/19/18.

  1. Lynx

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    A couple of days ago I took my Senegal Sammy to a vet to get checked up, see if his beak and nails needed trimmed. They said his nails were fine but the beak was a little on the long side. Since then Sammy has been acting pouty in his cage and not eating his seed and pellet mix. He even won't eat apple chunks, with is his favorite. Today I have him a scrambled egg with a very small bit of bread. He ate some but not much. I need to know if he's just a little freaked out still, or if the vet screwed up. There's no blood but when I saw him try part of a bit he shook his head a lot then got real cuddly. 20180616_105245.jpg
     
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    It's likely that the trim left him feeling pretty uncomfortable. Cake had the same response after having his beak trimmed some time ago - pouty, not wanting to eat harder food. I ended up making him a soft mash with pellets, chop, and unsweetened applesauce, and he took to that.

    You can always call your vet and ask their opinion. Minor pain relief might be an option.
     
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  3. Lynx

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    Might try giving him soft foods. Not sure I really want to go back to that vet unless necessary. Didn't really feel like a vet office or that they knew all that much about birds. Also severely over charged for their services.
     
  4. Lynx

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    Also, any idea how long the discomphort will last?
     
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    I would definitely call this place back and give them feedback on how uncomfortable they made your bird. I have no experience with beak trims so I am sorry I cannot offer any ideas on how long discomfort last. Seem to be if it was trimmed correctly there would be no discomfort.
     
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    Looks like they might have been a bit aggressive on the trim & its blunt. The beak looks fine but I;m not sure what it looked like before & most beaks are more pointy so his beak may be sensitive now.
     
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    I think Cake's discomfort was gone within 4-5 days. The important thing in the meantime is to make sure that he continues eating and drinking, so offering soft foods is a must if he's refusing harder foods. If he continues to refuse food, your vet could prescribe pain relief without bringing him in or you paying for another office visit, since you'd already have an established patient-client relationship with them.
     
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    Called the vet to ask about it. So far the doctor hasn't called me back. Hoping Sammy's just a little sore and will feel better soon. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Poor Sammy, I hope this stops being a problem very soon.
     
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    Update: Still no answer from the vet, really won't be going back there if they refuse to talk about possible problems or mistakes.
    Sammy is eating a little better now. Been giving him veggies and soft fruit. Turns out he really likes corn. :)
     
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