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Old 06-21-2012, 07:40 PM
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Split lower mandible

Someone just brought me a 15 yr old DYH that has a split lower beak. I've never seen that before and the first vet i carried him to ,says that it's been that way for a long time (maybe since birth), He eats find (a little over weight) and how he drinks water is beyond me. AV says nothing to be done but i have another AV appt in another city on Monday for a second opinion. Any one familiar with this?
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:29 PM
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Re: Split lower mandible

Oh wow! Is it split all the way down? Poor guy! I wonder what would cause that?
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Re: Split lower mandible

Please keep us undated on what the new vet says.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:36 PM
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Re: Split lower mandible

Yeah that's a monday appt. !st one said not much that can be done ,they could pin it together but it will never grow together. He's healthy and crunching large pellets. I've got him on Tiel size pellets now,but not sure if it;s really an issue.Just bugs me,not him.The previous owners who had him has a chick say he was born with one foot turned backwards and one eye closed, they took him to LSU (!st class vet school) where they fixed his eye and leg, seems they would have fixed his beak too, if it could be done.They never mentioned the beak in my talks with them and when i saw it and asked, their comment was "oh it's alway been like that". Don't think they thought anything was wrong with it.???? Vet did say he was one of the nicest DYHs he'd ever meet, just need to find him a good home.Damn old zons are some tough cookies.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:31 AM
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Re: Split lower mandible

Wow, I'm impressed with your love of birds. I sure do love the ones I have and can relate but wish I would have started earlier in life to have them be a huge part of my life.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:09 AM
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Re: Split lower mandible

Poor guy Do you know if he was ever a breeder? Sometimes with aggressive cockatoos they will have the lower mandible split to keep them from injuring the female. It's such a cruel practice to do that. If it happened to your zon from a injury it must of been terrible, my heart goes out to him.
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Re: Split lower mandible

Quote: Originally Posted by Copperarabian View Post
Poor guy Do you know if he was ever a breeder? Sometimes with aggressive cockatoos they will have the lower mandible split to keep them from injuring the female. It's such a cruel practice to do that. If it happened to your zon from a injury it must of been terrible, my heart goes out to him.

omg i so hope this is a hear say thing, but then reading this was like when i realised what pinioned was

hope you find him a forever home henpecked and if its not bothering him, he might have had it that long, its just normal for him
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:06 AM
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Re: Split lower mandible

No he's never been a breeder,people had him since he was a chick. Also he has way too many genetic defects to be a breeder.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:19 AM
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Re: Split lower mandible

Henpecked, can you post a pic of this little ones beak? I know there are several options available.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:49 AM
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Re: Split lower mandible

Yeah, i'll try, but i'm at my vacation home quarantining hjm and don't have anyone to hold him to get a pic.Should have got one yesterday at the vet's.Tough getting old and forgetful.
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