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My Mother in law has a parakeet that his beak just keeps growing. She has a cutter bone in the cage but she has had to cut his beak 2 times in the last 8 months because his beak grows down to his chest. Is this normal?

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Originally Posted by katssmilin View Post

My Mother in law has a parakeet that's beak just keeps growing. She has a cuddle bone in the cage but she has had to cut his beak 2 times in the last 8 months because his beak grows down to his chest. Is this normal?


Seems very strange. But I guess is okay as long as she does keep it trimmed. I recommend possibly a sand coated perch. They work really well, and my bird will scrape his beak against it all the time. He isn't a fan of cuddle bones either.

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post #3 of 5

dose he have any wood to chew on ? some birds will need thier beak trimmed every 6-12 months some never do. i would give more chew toys that should help 

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If the little fella has stuff to chew on but his beak is continuing to grow down to his chest, he might have a slight misalignment that prevents natural trimming to take place.  Also, mites can evade the beak and the bird might not use the beak  normally resulting in a dagger-like beak. Rarely, disease may cause this problem. Lack of proper nutrition can cause this also.

 

It is normal for Parakeet's beak to grow.  In a natural situation the parakeet constantly uses his beak to eat seed, fruit, leaves and grasses which allows the natural trimming process to take place.

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 gsd, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Maran rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick.

 

 

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Thanks for the advice everyone I will pass this on and see how he does.

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