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  1. G

    Beak and Nail Trimming/Filing

    This isn't really a Heath question... it's more of a grooming/care question. I usually trim my birds' nails with animal nail clippers, but I sometimes nick the vein and I feel like filing would be way more gentle, just to remove the sharp tip and round it at the end. Should I use a glass file, a...
  2. B

    Cockatiel Lower Beak Split into Halves

    Hello, I have a very lovely girl called Nibo, she is less than 3 years old and eager to be around human. Unfortunately she had a beak injury for several months. Initially there was a line on the surface of her lower beak, and 2 months later the injury got worse with bruise and chip on the lower...
  3. B

    Is this a healthy lovebird beak?

    Worried about the colour and what seems like a crack at the front…
  4. Melanie

    Beak Help Please

    Hi, I have a two year old parrotlet named River. His beak has been getting long so he had a trim at the avian vet at the end of March. It’s odd because this is a new thing and it’s been kept in check naturally until recently. I got him coconut shells (he’s only just accepted these ) and a pedi...
  5. flyzipper

    Macaw "braces" correct scissor beak

    I was pleased to learn about this procedure... Two young macaws were presented with malaligned beaks. This condition is commonly known as wry or scissor beak. The condition was treated by fitting “braces” to correct the abnormality. The braces are composed of a pin through the frontal sinus...
  6. Baileybea

    Momo beak peeling update - green cheek Conure flaky beak

    Hey! So I think I know what happened? Momo recently started waking up and chewing on her cage in the morning. She usually chirps for me to get her as soon as she wake up but started doing the chewing thing about a week or so ago. So I’m thinking maybe she went a bit to hard or something and it...
  7. Baileybea

    Green Cheek Conure - Beak Suddenly Peeling a Lot??? Wasn’t like this yesterday

    Hi again, I just noticed the bottom of Momo’s beak suddenly looks like it’s really flaky/peeling a lot. I think she might be molting right now so I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it but the change seems so sudden and I’m really worried now? Does this look normal to you guys? 1st...
  8. P

    Growth Inside Parrot Beak

    My 21 year old Triton Cockatoo has developed a yellow growth in her beak near her tongue. She was taken to two avian vets to be evaluated and put on antibiotics. Two weeks later the growth persisted in her mouth and the vet suggested bloodwork and a biopsy. The bloodwork came back mostly normal...
  9. T

    Urgent What is wrong with my parrots beak, it looks terrible!

    I noticed in November her beak started to get a little flakey. I thought it could be her diet because she was on a seed and pellet mix for most of her life, but she refused to eat the pellets, she is very picky and it's hard to get her to eat anything besides just the seeds. I decided to just...
  10. GeezLouise

    Fungus on beak or what?

    I noticed this today on Louise. She is eating and drinking fine so I am not terribly worried for now. It has been so incredibly dry here, I’m trying to combat it with a humidifier but it seems to only do so much. Could low humidity be the cause? What are your thoughts?
  11. T

    Urgent What is wrong with my quakers beak?

    My quaker is almost 10 years old. Other than her beak, everything seems fine. It's flakey and has a purple tone to it.
  12. EmmahJadee

    Is paw paw ointment safe for parrots

    Hi guys, I'm new here and have a question that I can't seem to find the answer for anywhere else. Does anyone know if paw paw ointment is safe for parrots? I'm asking because I'd like to apply it to my two alexandrines beak's as they are molting and peeling, I thought this may help the process...
  13. linkous101

    Bird beak

    The bottom left of my haans macaw beak keeps over growing. We buy him wood toys in an effort for him to use them but he never does. Im worried about him and it is very expensive to get him beak trimmed over and over. It costs 200 per trimming. Any help is greatly appreciated
  14. GeezLouise

    Bloody Beak

    My Green Cheeks lower beak looks to have chipped (?) and has a small amount of visible blood in it. She is still eating fine, using her beak and grinding so I wonder if this is just from the molt she’s going through ??? I’ll try to get a photo. It’s also been a very stressful time for her in...
  15. J

    Bird lost his bottom beak

    We don’t know what happened but I’m pretty sure he was at the top of the door and one of the kids closed the door while he was on top. Anyways we are devastated. Took him to the vet and ran us up almost $2000 but we love him so it’s totally worth it. We haven’t seen him back yet but the dr said...
  16. tiasin

    Urgent Plz Is it normal?

    My bird Loula came to me around 3 months old, his beak/ upper beak (near nose area) is very smooth back to then. his beak is getting flaky or thickening (I don’t know how to describe this) not long after I take care of him. I was wondering if I was not taking good care of him enough.:( The place...
  17. L

    Beak problem?

    Hello! A small part of my cockatiels beak seems to be falling off. Is this normal?
  18. Pastel

    Urgent Budgie scaly mites?

    Hi everyone, I just noticed crust around my two budgie's ceres... do you guys think it's scaly mites? Their beaks were fine just yesterday... i could also be the new veggie chop i gave them (i change my recipe every batch i make and the vet says it's fine if they're used to constant change)...
  19. Q

    Urgent How can I properly feed a budgie that lost half of his upper mandible?

    Hello! My budgie has lost a part of his upper mandible in February. Recently, he started not being able to de-husk seeds. Now, I am feeding him dehusked millet seeds, but I heard that they are high-fat and low protein. What can I feed him for a balanced diet? Also, how can the beak problem be...
  20. Birdsbirbs

    Unsure if this is a normal beak appearance...

    Hey all, So Chewy paid a visit to the vet last month and all seemed well. I had them file his beak because there was a bit of a top layer that had developed on it. I know that flakey beaks are normal during moulting, however to vet said to keep an eye on it because overgrowth can be related to...