Hi All & Thanks in advance for any replies! I have a teenage male Jones Silver that's been living in my house for a month or 2 now... he came down w/ the pox and it was too cold & dark in the garage. I've been keeping him in a medium sized dog cage and letting him sleep in the bathroom in a large pan of sand. He doesn't seem to bathe or preen and I think it's because his beak has gotten too long. He won't or maybe can't eat crumble or seed so Ive been giving him boiled eggs and lettuce as well as fruit since he became ill. As far as I can tell the pox are no longer in his mouth or throat so I think I need to trim his beak to encourage eating seeds and bathing. Can I do this myself or is his beak brittle and need to be trimmed by our vet? Any suggestions on feeding, bathing or trimming his beak would be greatly appreciated. Also I've had to keep him segregated from the other birds. Can anyone suggest how to reintroduce him to others? He seems anxious when they get near his cage if I put him outside.