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Old 07-17-2020, 02:06 PM
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New Buggie has a weird beak

My kid got two buggies from petco yesterday. One of the buggie has a straight beak vs normal curvy beak towards her neck. It also has some bump on the edge of the beak. Is that a gene defect or some virus? I do not want to have a sick bird and later the kid will be so sad if sth happens. Here is a pic. Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2020, 03:08 PM
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Return to Petco with the Bird and exchange the Buggie.
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:32 PM
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Return to Petco with the Bird and exchange the Buggie.
The bumps on the beak are leftover spinach. I just clean them. So you think the straight beak is not a healthy sign? My kid insists on keeping the bird even I told her that it might be a gene defect. She said the biggie would be killed if we return to Petco if this is a real gene defect.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:16 PM
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Re: New Buggie has a weird beak

Maybe a pic without the spinach?

(Although really I think it's too late to prevent kid-sadness, sounds like she already loves & wants to care for this little birdie. You might need to balance your desire to return birdie, against your possible kid-reputation as a hard-hearted Meanie. )
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Re: New Buggie has a weird beak

Thanks for all the great advice. *I am happy to see people with loving hearts. I just updated with two clean pictures. *The beak is curving outward and towards the right. *My kid told me that I can trim it but I am going to find a vet to do it. Two vets near me are all closed due to the epidemic. *There is one vet 1 hour away but he is suggesting I exchange for a new one.* *I also*called Petco today and they just said they are not sure what is wrong. *They are reluctant to do an exchange due to the*virus.* It makes me really worried that they might just kill it. *As long as it is not bird mites or sth contagious for the other bird, I am willing to take the bird even it is gene-related. *It is a lovely creature for my kid. *She even refuses to get a dog.* *Thanks for all the great advices!
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Maybe a pic without the spinach?

(Although really I think it's too late to prevent kid-sadness, sounds like she already loves & wants to care for this little birdie. You might need to balance your desire to return birdie, against your possible kid-reputation as a hard-hearted Meanie. )
That is exactly what I think. I do not want my kid to feel a bird is a commodity. All lives are priceless even they have defects.
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That is exactly what I think. I do not want my kid to feel a bird is a commodity. All lives are priceless even they have defects.

Sounds like your kid already knows that, since they donít want to return the bird. Youíve done well with them.


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Re: New Buggie has a weird beak

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Maybe a pic without the spinach?

(Although really I think it's too late to prevent kid-sadness, sounds like she already loves & wants to care for this little birdie. You might need to balance your desire to return birdie, against your possible kid-reputation as a hard-hearted Meanie. )
That is exactly what I think. I do not want my kid to feel a bird is a commodity. All lives are priceless even they have defects.
Thank you for joining and inquiring, love the evolution of this thread! You and your daughter are supremely compassionate!
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That is exactly what I think. I do not want my kid to feel a bird is a commodity. All lives are priceless even they have defects.

Sounds like your kid already knows that, since they donít want to return the bird. Youíve done well with them.


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Yeah, she spends all day researching on the internet. I will try to get the bird to a vet to see if they can trim the beak and check if it is a liver problem or not. But the bird and my kid are extremely happy. Just one more compliant, I should listen to my friend and go to a local breeder not Petco.
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That is exactly what I think. I do not want my kid to feel a bird is a commodity. All lives are priceless even they have defects.

Sounds like your kid already knows that, since they donít want to return the bird. Youíve done well with them.


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Yeah, she spends all day researching on the internet. I will try to get the bird to a vet to see if they can trim the beak and check if it is a liver problem or not. But the bird and my kid are extremely happy. Just one more compliant, I should listen to my friend and go to a local breeder not Petco.
Here is another one. So cute.
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