What about a breeder? Is there an experienced one in the area whom you would trust to file his beak? Experienced breeders often do minor things, though I don't know if this would be considered minor or not.
It's less than I initially thought! There's still beak under the red/bruising. When he chipped it, it peeled back. I'm assume it would have to be painful, but he is acting 100% normal! He's extremely focused on Kalypso, so I'm sure that's part of why he's ignoring the pain (maybe?).That's a lot more beak than I thought he broke! Yikes! Looks painful!
Absolutely!!! I wouldn't dream of not doing so or not treating it. Kalypso had injured her beak before, so it's something I'm semi familiar with.Do give him as much soft foods as he's willing to eat! Sprouts, soaked nuts, vegetables...
It never occurred to me (before this) that the dish would be seen as a nesting spot. I assumed (obviously falsely) that since it's the food source, it wouldn't be seen as a nest. That will be changed, I guarantee.No, have not heard of any budgie hybrids.
And she does have a spot to nest! Or else she wouldn't be laying eggs.... the food dish is too large! Or too tall? Changing it out for something different may help discourage eggs in the future.
You could discourage egg laying now, or wait until after she's done sitting. If you do it now or later, doesn't matter, you want to remove anything that is nest like! And that includes the dish!