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hello everyone,

things are getting better and better with the birds. I just have a question please. Smoky sometimes at night when I hold her does this

is this normal act or something is wrong.
 

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That is Smokey regurgitating. They do this for their mates.

Personally I don't allow my birds to do that to me, because the next step after is them trying to mate our hands.

If Smokey were bonded to the other bird, they would do it to them.
 

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Hello all,

Things are going better with both birds. I just have two questions please because I couldn't sleep well last night :sad14:

1- Flint :lbpied2: hit a wall yesterday and there was some blood out on its peak. He is OK today; however, He can't open the sunflower seeds. He came to my hand today to eat, so I got some food blended to make it easier for him to eat. I can take him to the vet; however, I don't want to cause him any more fright to take him by car or grab him. I am attaching a picture of his peak. I guess it is normal and he ate today. I am thinking it is only pain that will go away, because there is no blood anymore and he is flying well and acting normally as before.

Do you think this is for 2-3 days until he eats seeds again? The hit was not that strong by the way. Please please advise me.


2- Every time flint comes to me, smokey starts attacking him while he is the kind heart does nothing. Is this normal, because smokey acts weird next to him, Spreading her wing wide, does that reagitating thing and some noises. can someone help me please.. I swear I am heart broken for him.


PS: that white line under his eye is just dirty glass.


Please tell me what to do

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Could you try get a better picture of his beak ?

if there was blood I would personally take to vets if I was you especially as he doesn’t seem to be able to use his beak properly


hopefully @Zara can help better
 

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I am not sure I maybe totally off but it looks chipped and end bit looks too long but pictures aren’t brilliant clear

I know you don’t want to scare him but I do think he needs it looking at
 

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I can't hardly tell what is going on ? Did he break off a lot of his bottom beak ? If so that's a little more serious, there is more trouble with it growing back , trouble eating, more chance of an infection

We really need a more clear pic

I'm not really a fan of boiled rice . Once you cook rice and store in fridge it starts growing bacteria, and birds are even more sensitive to that bacteria than us .
Cooked quinoa, cooked Farrow , some other soaked and cooked grains might be better @Mizzely always doing some great grains , can you offer ideas?

Cooked sweet potato served mashed and warm , a little boiled egg or scrambled egg.

You can buy baby bird food , make it up a little thicker then direction like Greek yogurt thickness . It's complete nutrition, so if he would eat that or st least dine if that it would be better. Make fresh each time just a tablespoon spoon or so is probably enough. Dint store it it also grows bacteria fast
 

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It is normal for birds to attack when they feel that their territory or mate is being taken from them. I would guess there is jealousy going on here.

I agree that rice isn't ideal, but if it's only for a couple days it should be okay. I prefer more "ancient grains" types, like amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, wheat kernels, etc. Quinoa is my favorite because it is pretty hard to mess up, is usually a flock favorite because it is much more "seed" like, even cooked, and had an impressive protein profile.
 

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Thank you so much Guys... Sorry about the bad pictures (I believe the Apple Cam is not as advertised) anyway it is 2:13 AM Now, I just put them to sleep like an hour. Both came to my hands, eat from it. Flint even could crack some seeds, but not as before.

I will share some new photos tomorrow noon. I don't think the bottom peak is broken. I checked where he hit and there was nothing. there was only little blood on his peak after the wall hitting yesterday.


I will share better pictures with you and would love to be hearing from you..
 

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Here are some pictures from this morning.

I am not a good photographer as you can see. However, this is the best I could do. The below 6 photos are from 20 I took. He i eating well. The only issue is breaking seeds. He does break them, but not like before. The grip is not that strong. I am hoping this is a temporary pain that will go away.

Please tell me what to do and I will do it.

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Ahh look at your cutie! What part of the beak are you worried about?
I don't see anything scary with these pictures. Hopefully his pain keeps decreasing and starts eating better the rest of the day
 

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Ahh look at your cutie! What part of the beak are you worried about?
I don't see anything scary with these pictures. Hopefully his pain keeps decreasing and starts eating better the rest of the day
you made my day... Thank you so much for your positive reply. I was worried about the lower part? what do you think
 

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you made my day... Thank you so much for your positive reply. I was worried about the lower part? what do you think
It's still hard for me to see on phone..
I think it's going to be ok.
@Emma&pico and @Zara are very familiar with love bear beaks and what normal shape should be . They will better be able to tell you
 

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It’s the tip of beak in some of pictures looks too long and thin but I am not 100% @Zara better than me with lovebirds
 

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Upper mandible of the beak looks fine. They can sometimes get a abit pointy before breaking off and filing down on toys and other destructables to chew.

As for the lower mandible, I don't know. I can't tell with the colouring. If you think the beak is damaged, you should take your bird to the vet because I imagine a hurt beak to be very painful for a bird.

It is important to monitor that your bird is eating, has no loss of balance and that their flight is not impaired. Any of these things would require a vet visit.
 

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Upper mandible of the beak looks fine. They can sometimes get a abit pointy before breaking off and filing down on toys and other destructables to chew.

As for the lower mandible, I don't know. I can't tell with the colouring. If you think the beak is damaged, you should take your bird to the vet because I imagine a hurt beak to be very painful for a bird.

It is important to monitor that your bird is eating, has no loss of balance and that their flight is not impaired. Any of these things would require a vet visit.
Thank you so much.. all is going perfectly. He is eating and flying fine. I will share a good photo tomorrow. Got a camera just for thoes two :)
 
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