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Brown peeling beak?

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Hi! So my birds beak has progressively gotten worse. When I bought him from a pet store I. July I asked about his beak and the girl said it’s just growing and is normal. He had a lot of peeling but not exactly this brown color. Over the months the color got more of this brown then a few weeks ago started to peel. I read maybe he needs more nutrition so I got some birdie vitamins for his water. It seemed to be getting better but now there is this big peeling spot. Def time for a vet visit but wondering does anyone know what this looks like? I have him on high grade pellets and fresh foods but he won’t really eat any veggies he seems to only like apples and banana and cashews
 

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When is your bird expected to see an avian vet? To me it looks as though there has been injury and or possible infection... if that were my bird I would want that seen to asap by an AV.
 

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It's very hard to know from here what it could be. I agree that it warrants a vet visit, as if it is infected it tissue, it could can be quite painful. There is a lot of blood supply and nerves in the beak.
 

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When is your bird expected to see an avian vet? To me it looks as though there has been injury and or possible infection... if that were my bird I would want that seen to asap by an AV.
You think it looks like an injury? How could he have injured it? There aren’t any other birds here and he doesn’t seem to be clumsy or anything ?
 

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It's very hard to know from here what it could be. I agree that it warrants a vet visit, as if it is infected it tissue, it could can be quite painful. There is a lot of blood supply and nerves in the beak.
Yeah it just looks really odd. I’ve touched it to try to see if he’s in pain and when I touch it he is fine but I’ve read on here birds hide their pain well. This is our first bird so wasn’t sure.
 

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It could be nothing, but it definitely isn't "normal". Could have been an old injury since before you got him. Who knows! Hopefully a vet can help give more insight!
 

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Ugh you are so helpful thank you! It definitely looks like “something” and is not normal. I though let it was growing out. And his beak seems more brittle and “sharp” so I’m afraid it’s nutrient deficiency or something :(
 

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I agree with all , it looks like an old injury ( could be well before you got him , could have happened at breeders before pet store) that has maybe gotten a mild fungal or bacterial infection.. the germ layer of the beak might be affected in some way..it really shouldn't have the pink going into the beak either

I think you could be overdose him with vitamins. They are just as dangerous to the body , well even more so at over dose.

What pellets is he eating?

Do not give up on veggies. When they understand they are food , many parrots love them. My parrots come rushing to eat veggies.

Do some sprouting, it changes the nutrition and can be helpful in trying new foods. Lentils, peas, seeds and more ! You can try some soak and serve parrot foods, they have freeze dried veggie mixes you can try .

Yellow bell pepper is a favorite here, tho they love most any kind of pepper. Sweet potato raw or cooked, many love it cooked mashed and served warm. Squash, raw or cooked. Swiss chard or romaine lettuce. Thawed frozen peas are a huge hit here too.

Try serving big chunks out of the cage , or sticking through cage bars , use as foraging and stick some seeds into veggies.

I think having some whole foods as part of the diet is really important. I have yet to take in or work with a parrot that we didn't get eating veggies, some take longer but they get there ..

Look through this great thread for inspiration
 

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You think it looks like an injury? How could he have injured it? There aren’t any other birds here and he doesn’t seem to be clumsy or anything ?
I was thinking it could possibly be an old injury, from before you got him. It is something that I think you really are best to have an avian vet check out as soon as you can. Whatever the cause- it’s not normal.
 

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Agree it doesn't look normal. Vet visit is due. Maybe it's nothing, maybe not, but it should be checked out.
 
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