Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2020, 09:07 AM
Alembic772's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Basil - male Solomon Island Eclectus, 22 years old.
Join Date: May 2020
Thanks: 44
Thanked 162 Times in 60 Posts
Alembic772 is on a distinguished road
Vampire fangs.

Has anyone ever seen something like this before on a conure beak:


This is Kylo, she is one of two black capped conures we adopted. You can see on each side of her beak that she has those sharp points sticking out. Her sister, Nemo, does not have these. Both were adopted at the same time and hand fed the same way. Iíve hand fed many babies before but this is first time I have seen this. She is weaned now, and feeds herself without issue. She also chews and plays with toys without issue. Her sister, Nemo, is the one I posted that is missing 2/3 of her wing on one side. She also is weaned and eats and plays normally.

Any advice? Birds weight is maintained and now health issues to report.

Also here is a picture of our conure family, on a play gym I built from instructions from instructables. I made some mods to it to fit the conures better.

Across the top left to right:
Rainbow- yellow sided green cheek conure
Summer - pineapple green cheek conure
Nemo - black capped conure
Kylo - black capped conure. Sheís wet because she took a bath after getting pooped on.

Down below:
River - turquoise green cheek conure


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2020, 10:35 AM
clark_conure's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Cinnamon Green Cheeked Conure CLARK (F) and a Regular Green Cheeked Conure ZOD (F)
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Minnesota
Thanks: 1,584
Thanked 3,337 Times in 1,492 Posts
clark_conure is on a distinguished road
Re: Vampire fangs.

I would take her to a certified avian vet to have them dremeled down. Is her beak intact in the middle?

Clark needs her lower beak trimmed at times as well because her jaw is slightly off, no fangs but I or vet need to trim to keep it more centerline.

either way its manageable if they can eat ok.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to clark_conure For This Useful Post:
noodles123 (06-29-2020)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2020, 10:42 AM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Umbrella Cockatoo- 13 years old
Join Date: Jul 2018
Thanks: 5,627
Thanked 10,423 Times in 4,236 Posts
noodles123 will become famous soon enough
Re: Vampire fangs.

I was wondering that too-- what does the bottom look like? You don't want those strange side-shoots growing too long and getting their own blood supply...not sure what would cause that, but a CAV could help.

Cool basketball setup BTW!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2020, 05:49 PM
Alembic772's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Basil - male Solomon Island Eclectus, 22 years old.
Join Date: May 2020
Thanks: 44
Thanked 162 Times in 60 Posts
Alembic772 is on a distinguished road
Re: Vampire fangs.

Quote: Originally Posted by clark_conure View Post
I would take her to a certified avian vet to have them dremeled down. Is her beak intact in the middle?

Clark needs her lower beak trimmed at times as well because her jaw is slightly off, no fangs but I or vet need to trim to keep it more centerline.

either way its manageable if they can eat ok.
Her beak in the middle is completely normal. These seem to be those baby "flares" that baby parrots have, and they just haven't worn down like her sisters did. The bottom beak is completely normal. She doesn't have any problems eating.

We are watching them, and the whole family probably will go in for a wellness visit soon.

I have a 22 year old male eclectus, and his top beak has always needed to be trimmed since he barely chews on his toys.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! My Conure is turning into a vampire! dooglek Behavioral 5 02-12-2018 09:52 AM
Vampire Conure Question PhoeStar Conures 4 12-09-2015 09:01 PM
New Frog Species has Fangs & Gives Birth to Live Tadpoles findi NonFeathered Pets 5 01-10-2015 01:39 PM
Maya the Vampire Slayer! Anansi Eclectus 12 11-04-2014 12:54 PM
Petzís Conures & False Vampire Bats Ė Rainforest Drama findi Conures 4 02-29-2012 07:52 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.