Hi everybody! We have the option to adopt a 6 month old conure(green cheek). He has a crooked beak...has had it since he was very young at least 12 weeks old...( the people who have him now said it was their impression he was born with it, but have only had him since he was 12 weeks so can only verify he has had it since that age) I am struggling with this decision. We've always wanted a conure.. This guy was handfed but has been living with people who aren't really "bird" people and has not been out of his cage for the lat 2.5 months or so(not even once!). He appears healthy, beautiful feathers, healthy looking poops, clear eyes and nares... He is very inquistive and active. My main question is, I don't mind an occasional vet bill..I suspect he will need fairly regular beak trims by an avian vet.. But I am concerned about the cause of the crooked beak.. Do you think its is possible that a bird so young could have this beak problem caused by a liver disease? I don't mind footing a bill for beak trims but don't want to adopt a large vet bill right off the hop... I hope that his young age points more to beak trauma, improper handfeeding or poor nutrition.. all things that I hope should be relatively easy to treat with beak trims.. If its liver disease I worry it will be very expensive and would rather not get a bird that already has a problem that will be pricey to treat and who will probably die an untimely death... Any advice?