Peacock with curved beak.

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I have an Indian Blue peacock with an overgrown beak. He isn't tame, but I can pet and get near him at night. It has started to touch the bottom of the lower half of the beak. How do I trim it(without hurting him)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have an Indian Blue peacock with an overgrown beak. He isn't tame, but I can pet and get near him at night. It has started to touch the bottom of the lower half of the beak. How do I trim it(without hurting him)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I clip mine with a dog toenail clipper. You'll find that a beak clips easily just like a fingernail. I have several who need theirs trimmed every so often, toenails too.
 

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Thank you both so much! Your imput is greatly appreciated! One thing I'd like to add: Is the quik clearly seen? Thank you so much again!
 

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Thank you both so much! Your imput is greatly appreciated! One thing I'd like to add: Is the quik clearly seen? Thank you so much again!

Probably easier in a lighter colored beak. This is one of mine that I trim, I would take it off right where I drew the line. Just keep in mind that it shouldn't hook down over the bottom one like this, they should fit together with the top being slightly longer than the bottom.
 

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Not advocating cutting off any of the live part of the beak, only the overgrowth. The Peacock in the picture will grow his beak so long he has trouble picking up feed, so we trim it down to correct length for him.
 

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