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Tiegan

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Chip in beak
« on: June 20, 2016, 10:10:12 AM »

Hi everyone

I am new here.

I had to take my parrot to the vet last week because my little guy's beak was getting too long.  The vet used a dremmel to grind it down a bit, today I noticed the one side of his beak wasn't the same as the other and he has a chip in it.  He is happy in himself and eating and drinking normally.  He doesn't seem to be in any pain.  Do I need to take him back to vet?

I have attached a photo of his beak, any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you

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Re: Chip in beak
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 10:29:38 AM »

My Willow has what I call a tooth, can't see that but it doesn't looked chipped. Looks worn in, to me.

Overgrown is normally related to diet, which could have an impact on beak hardness.

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Re: Chip in beak
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 10:56:49 AM »

It looks like it's cracked on a toy or the cage or something. It will regrow so as long as it's not bothering him just leave him to it.

Do you have beak trimming perches in his cage? it's far better than getting the vet to shorten it, unless it's a medical need.

If you put the perch near to where he eats he'll use it to wipe his beak which will keep it trimmed down.
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Re: Chip in beak
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 11:22:43 AM »

Thank you for the reply, his diet has been changed after taking him to an avian vet.   He is now on Harrison's pellets and he eats fruit and veggies.  A different vet told me to put him on a different food, got the wrong advice.  He does have perches to grind his beak and he does use them. The vet only trimmed his beak down a bit. 

I am glad he is ok.  He is sitting here whistling his own tunes.

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Re: Chip in beak
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 12:23:07 PM »

 Yes our avian vet who we have gone to for years also uses a dremmel on both nails and beaks on our two  :thumbsup:
. The beak will grow back  :cheekywink:
 Some beaks just  seem to grow more then others :crazy:
 Festers is always longer then Tims and ours have been fed a  diet of Harrisons fruit /veg  for years 
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