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Old 04-07-2011, 04:36 PM
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Re: Placed rock in cage on which to wear beak.

Quote: Originally Posted by Robert Gift View Post
Liang Zai's beak seems a little longer.
In his cage I placed an oval river rock. It has a smooth, even surface which feelsomewhat like fine sandpaper.

Will he wear his beak down on the rock?

Thank you.
I doubt a rock is of any use at all. I offer all my birds natural branches to chew & rub their beaks on. I also offer cuttle bone & calcium blocks but find the only time they chew on them is when they are ready to breed & it's only the hen that will eat them.

Anatomy, Care, and Diseases of Bird Beaks

Please read the above link it maybe of help.
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