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is there such a thing as too much beak grinding?

nicc

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I've mostly seen people say beak grinding is always a good sign that shows that a bird is relaxed and content, or even happy, but I'm wondering if there's any time where this is not the case? Out of curiosity mostly, although I think Sunny has been grinding his beak a little more than usual lately, but I may very well be imagining it at this point lol. He's otherwise mostly fine, though he has been on some medicine after a recent vet visit, but he's now doing much better since he started them.
 

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If you think he might be over grinding I would let a vet examine the length of the beak. Otherwise it’s just a happy little birdo
 

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My green cheeks Burt The Bird was a happy beak grinder , no issues. It's only now that I have others that I realized she did it so much compared to mine now.
 

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I have one who grinds non stop nearly, the only time they seem to not grind is when preening, eating or chirping. Some seem to enjoy grinding more than others, I guess it is the same as how some cats purr nearly non stop in company and others only purr sometimes.

Unless you notice something weird or off about the grinding, reason for it or behaviours around it then I personally would not be concerned about it being done.
 

nicc

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If you think he might be over grinding I would let a vet examine the length of the beak. Otherwise it’s just a happy little birdo
I will definitely keep this in mind for the future but at the moment his beak length looks great so maybe he's just very happy
My green cheeks Burt The Bird was a happy beak grinder , no issues. It's only now that I have others that I realized she did it so much compared to mine now.
I have one who grinds non stop nearly, the only time they seem to not grind is when preening, eating or chirping. Some seem to enjoy grinding more than others, I guess it is the same as how some cats purr nearly non stop in company and others only purr sometimes.

Unless you notice something weird or off about the grinding, reason for it or behaviours around it then I personally would not be concerned about it being done.
Both of these comments are very reassuring! The part that I was curious about is just the fact that he started doing it more than he did before and I know sudden behavior changes aren't a good sign in most cases so I just wanted to be sure haha. I think he is otherwise fine and nothing is really off so I guess he's just a happy guy. My cat will also purr nonstop when someone is around so maybe it's something similar lol
 
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