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parakeets beak?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by katssmilin, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. katssmilin

    katssmilin Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. miss blue

    miss blue Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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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.
     
  5. katssmilin

    katssmilin Out Of The Brooder

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

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