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Old 06-06-2020, 09:10 AM
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Odd looking beak and missing nails?

Me again! Sorry for the many posts.

My little friend seems to have a weird kind of flaking on his beak, it doesn't look exactly like a crack but could it be?

He also seems to be missing one of his nails, and one of his other nails seems deformed and discolored.

He also has random bits of black on some of his feathers. It doesn't look like mites or anything, looks to be in his actual feather.

Does anyone have more on this of what it could be?

I can't go to the vet atm unless it's an emergency..

Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:04 AM
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Re: Odd looking beak and missing nails?

I am a little stumped... let's see what other members think.

The thing is... sometimes ya don't know there's an emergency until... there's an emergency! But seriously, if you do decide to pursue professional veterinary help, here are some links/resources.

In case you need a link to profssional veterinary help...
Certified Avian Vets
https://abvp.com/animal-owners/find-an-abvp-specialist/
If none are near you...
Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803
In my opinion, any of the vets listed here should be better than a regular vet.
International contacts, too.
Or... sometimes I find a place to start just by Googling "avian veterinarian near ((your location))"

Best of luck to you!
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Re: Odd looking beak and missing nails?

Would the vet allow you to text the images to determine whether they look abnormal? Mine has done that for me before.
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