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Discussion in 'Cockatoo Causeway' started by Domothebudgie, 3/1/17.

  1. Domothebudgie

    Domothebudgie Strolling the yard

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    gonzos beak seemed to split a little. I noticed it about 3 days ago. He is very clumsy thou, so I was wondering if it is normal to chip it like that.
     

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  2. ThatsFowlPlay

    ThatsFowlPlay Hit the Road

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    Um the grip on his head is a bit frighting :blink::cautious:. But you should check with the vet just to make sure it's nothing major.
     
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  3. JLcribber

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    It's torn because it's over grown and should be trimmed by your vet. A split can easily get worse so it should be corrected ASAP.
     
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  4. Domothebudgie

    Domothebudgie Strolling the yard

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    I just noticed that it looks like I'm grabbing his head. I was actually scratching him, since that's the only time he's stays still long enough to let me get a picture. That's why he has his head turned like that. I would never grab his head!
     
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  5. Domothebudgie

    Domothebudgie Strolling the yard

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    Thx! I will call the vet to get it trimmed as soon as I can.
     
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  6. MrFabs

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    This happened to my slender bill and from the looks of its not because his beak is too long but is actually a nutritional issue. The vet trimmed it back and told me to fix her diet. Turns out I was feeding Barbie a bit too many pine nuts and garbanzo beans. After dialing that back and focusing on pellets it's never been an issue again.
     
  7. Domothebudgie

    Domothebudgie Strolling the yard

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    I have been trying to get him to eat Harrison's pellets, but he just will not eat it! The only pellets he will eat are the zupreem fruit ones. Do you know if it was a lack of calcium that caused it to chip?
     
  8. JLcribber

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    Those are fine and will supply everything he needs.
     
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  9. MrFabs

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    Yeah Barbie doesn't like Harrison's either. I use Roudybush and while she prefers to eat pretty much anything else she will eat the pellets. I basically keep the pellets available to her all day and she gets some fresh veggies as a bonus each breakfast and dinner. Barbie doesn't like anything sweet which is odd, I haven't found any fruit that she likes.
     
  10. hotfoot jackson

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    My corella (a Western Corella..also a longbill) loves Passwell Low Fat pellets, which I mix with Rowdybush pellets....I like to give the low fat pellets as corellas like Galahs are prone to getting overweight. Do get Gonzo checked by a vet who is familiar with longbilled breeds, one vet we saw tried to tell me her beak was too long, not realising she was not a little corella
     

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