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Old 04-08-2013, 06:53 PM
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I have a 10 month old cinnamon green cheek conure (honey)
and a 5 year old black capped conure (conrad).
both seem to have this extra layer of beak on top of the regular beak.
the tip of the beak is nice and sharp, but then it looks like its cracked off
and is very thick at the top. These birds are on pellets, millet, and fresh
fruit. they have wood toys, cement perches, calcium perches, calcium
block, wood perches. What do you think this is and how can I fix it?
should I invest in a beak dremel tool? I have attached a picture of each.


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Old 04-08-2013, 07:11 PM
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Re: Conure beak build up

It's nothing to worry about, it is the way beaks beaks re-grow.....much the same way as our skin does.....what you're seeing, is the wearing away of the top layer...when you see your birds rubbing their beaks along their perches or cage bars, they're manicuring their beak, slowly working away the top layer.....
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Re: Conure beak build up

Ok, I was a little worried maybe it was something in the cage or fighting. thank you for that info
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:26 PM
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Re: Conure beak build up

Totally normal.
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Re: Conure beak build up

Yup, it's normal

Do you feed veggies with those fruits?
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Re: Conure beak build up

they eat a lot of chillis, carrots and seem to love salsa. if it isnt red or orange they will not touch it.
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Re: Conure beak build up

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they eat a lot of chillis, carrots and seem to love salsa. if it isnt red or orange they will not touch it.
cooked sweet potatoes
Various orange and yellow squashe
Persimmon
Red swiss chard
Pumpkin

Check out a chop mix, that's a great way to include meaty greens into their diet. Google "bird tricks chop mix"
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Re: Conure beak build up

Sorry for hijacking the thread but I have a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure who broke his beak. I am not certain as to how but my guess is he was flying and hit the door. I found him bleeding and immediately called and took him to the vet.

Here are pictures:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oay0pkovpyca7tg/yXWSXGbfCf

Can you tell by those pictures whether his beak will grow back? The vet. said chances are that it will but she wasn't 100% sure.

He's doing good now. He's playing around, whistling etc and eating. I will have to feed him soft/soaked pellets and feed him through a syringe for now.
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Re: Conure beak build up

Quote: Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
Sorry for hijacking the thread but I have a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure who broke his beak. I am not certain as to how but my guess is he was flying and hit the door. I found him bleeding and immediately called and took him to the vet.

Here are pictures:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oay0pkovpyca7tg/yXWSXGbfCf

Can you tell by those pictures whether his beak will grow back? The vet. said chances are that it will but she wasn't 100% sure.

He's doing good now. He's playing around, whistling etc and eating. I will have to feed him soft/soaked pellets and feed him through a syringe for now.
There are lots of stories of beaks growing back just fine after accidents and other things. I'm sure your little guy will learn to live while it grows back. If I were you, I would have him see the vet a few times during the growth process to make sure it's all going well. Sometimes vets have to help shape broken beaks so they grow correctly. I know you're probably really upset and feeling bad about it, but don't worry because there have been beaks in far worse conditions that have been changed into beautiful beaks through love and care.
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Re: Conure beak build up

My Amazons beak does that. Beaks kind of go through stages where they look peel-ly if thats a word. It kind of depends on the bird and the playing style and habits. Sam my red bellied loves to keep his beak trim, he rubs all over stand perches. I do get my birds beaks groomed by the vet once a year. You could use a file on the beak, but i think the dremel is a little risky unless you are used to grooming. Some birds like to stick their tongue out which is why i save the dremel the vet.
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