overgrown beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maran, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. maran

    maran New Egg

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    I have a rooster with a beak problem. The top part is growing way past the bottom part and curving down. Is this a big problem? The rooster seems to be able to eat and drink. Is it safe to clip the excess beak off? Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you can clip or file (preferably with a dremel) it back to where it will meet up with the lower beak...providing a paver (cement) near the feeding station will often encourage the birds to "wipe " their beak on it effectively "filing " it...
     

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