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Old 05-16-2013, 02:28 PM
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Bird Beak problem

I have a black headed caique, and her name is LuLu. I've had her for 4 years and have not had any problems with her. When I got her out of her cage today, I noticed something wrong with her beak. It looks like her bottom beak is sticking too far to the left, or the top beak too far to the right. She doesn't seem to be any any pain or bothered by it. Could it be scissors beak or something else?

I'll attach some pictures, they aren't very good since she kept moving.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:41 PM
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Re: Bird Beak problem

Lulu "could" have a bit of a scissor beak, yes. If you can get her to an avian vet, proper trimming of the beak may fix the problem.

Crooked or Scissors Beak: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
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Re: Bird Beak problem

Quote: Originally Posted by JerseyWendy View Post
Lulu "could" have a bit of a scissor beak, yes. If you can get her to an avian vet, proper trimming of the beak may fix the problem.

Crooked or Scissors Beak: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
I've been working on trying to find an avian vet at the moment. Is scissor beak harmful or just inconvenient? I also find it strange that it just popped up. It hasn't ever been like this.

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:01 PM
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Re: Bird Beak problem

Did she fly into a window or fall any time in the last couple months? A injury can cause this but easily fixable.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:03 PM
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Re: Bird Beak problem

Unfortunately I don't know where you are located, but check out this thread, perhaps you'll find an avian vet nearby

Vets in your area !!!!!!!

And I found THIS link for you, too.
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Re: Bird Beak problem

She freaked out a few days ago and kept jumping onto the ground, but I didn't see anything until today.

I'll check those out, thanks!

I've been looking at it and it looks more like excess growth on the bottom beak than scissor beak.

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:31 PM
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Re: Bird Beak problem

One of my birds looked about the same as yours a couple months back. Her lower beak had grown out a bit too much and was throwing things off just a little. I took her in to the vets for a beak trim and a check up. She's doing well now and the beak looks better.

I hope you find a decent vet who can trim it up a bit for you!
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Re: Bird Beak problem

A normal, healthy beak can scissor beak, if trauma or something else causes damage to the beak, or it just doesn't grow correctly due to improper grinding down of the beak.

If a bird does develop a slight scissor beak, it can usually be corrected. Even in severe cases, birds can learn to eat just fine and will require beak care for the rest of their lives. It's not a bad thing!


My mitred conure has "scissor beaking" due to an injury he received when he tried to bully a blind ruby macaw! He's now had this injury for 7 years! He eats and drinks just fine! Although seeds are a bit more difficult to eat... which he rarely gets any.









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