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Pictures Cockatiel with broken beak

FrostyBird

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I'm new here so I'm really sorry if this post isn't formatted correctly lol. So, I volunteer at a parrot shelter. Because there was no vet available at the time, someone brought their cockatiel in with a serious beak injury. The lower beak is just hanging on by a thread, I've got him eating formula on his own now. He will be seeing a vet tomorrow. The issue is, the entire lower beak will inevitably need to be removed. Can a cockatiel reasonably survive without a completely missing lower beak? (a prosthetic is likely not an option). If anyone has experience with this please let me know. I've seen birds survive without the upper beak before but not without the lower :no:
 

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Hello Adrian,

Just my thoughts here, but if the beak won´t regrow then they may need to be syringe fed, or fed mashed food on a plate. They would need an owner who has the time for such around the clock care.

I hope everything goes smoothly at the vet for this little one.
 

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I'm new here so I'm really sorry if this post isn't formatted correctly lol. So, I volunteer at a parrot shelter. Because there was no vet available at the time, someone brought their cockatiel in with a serious beak injury. The lower beak is just hanging on by a thread, I've got him eating formula on his own now. He will be seeing a vet tomorrow. The issue is, the entire lower beak will inevitably need to be removed. Can a cockatiel reasonably survive without a completely missing lower beak? (a prosthetic is likely not an option). If anyone has experience with this please let me know. I've seen birds survive without the upper beak before but not without the lower :no:
Could you please update any information on the condition of this cockatiel's beak. I currently have a parrotlet with a severe lower beak injury. thanks
 

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Could you please update any information on the condition of this cockatiel's beak. I currently have a parrotlet with a severe lower beak injury. thanks
Not sure you’ll get a reply here, this member has not posted here since making this one post.
 
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