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Old 11-05-2019, 03:42 PM
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Question Weird looking beak

Hello, my budgie named pupa has a weird looking beak i donít know if its normal. Please help! I will send photos.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:37 PM
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Re: Weird looking beak

That's not normal. Probably somebody more experiend will say to go to an avian vet but I can't say for sure if this is necessarily. In some birds the beak can grow too long and then the owner has to trimm regularly. That's rare, my friend had a situation like this
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Re: Weird looking beak

This is not normal and is called overgrowth of the beak. A certified avian vet will be able to trim it down to a normal length that makes it easier for the bird to eat.

Also a good idea is doing a blood panel, testing the blood to ensure your bird doesn't have diseases, such as beak and feather disease, which is contagious to other birds and has symptoms of irregular growth of beak and nails.

I would get your bird to a vet either way to get this beak problem handled. It does not look normal and needs the care of a professional.
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Re: Weird looking beak

Itzbean covered it. Needs a beak trim by a professional, and a check for beak and feather disease.
Poor girl , I've never seen one that bad
I hope you can find help
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Re: Weird looking beak

Not a happy Budgie
Get help for it ASAP by an avian vet
Do you provide it with anything to chew on, because if you do already provide that sort of stuff, it is a very big chance that it has PBFD
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Re: Weird looking beak

YUP--vet ASAP (avian). Something is wrong and don't try to trim it yourself when it's that long. The blood supply can extend and cause them to bleed where you wouldn't think they would. If it was trimmed recently and growing fast, could be a liver issue or other problem (PBFD), but they do need surfaces to chew on etc and if they don't use them you must schedule beak trims or it can lead to eating and sinus problems.

Also-- that perch is very even and you want to avoid those dowel perches. They can lead to bumble-foot, so once the beak is done, see if you can find a more natural perch with different thicknesses from bird-safe wood (baked and non-toxic etc). I am not being critical-- I just noticed it after I submitted the first part of this post.

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