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I awoke this morning to find that one of my budgies was beakless. I found the beak on the floor of the cage, what should i do, should i feed it till it grows back, or does it even grow back? :(

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Guest pixie25
:( how will it eat? could this be fatal? i have never heard of anything like that before - get it to a vet immediately! they will beable to advise you of the best course of action.

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I took him to the vet and was told it would grow back eventually and I would have to feed him amd water him untill it grows back, she said it was just a deformation,

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So it was either that or euthinize, and i can't let my bird be uthinized, I have 15 other budgies, and I will maintain all 16!!!

 

Thank you

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A deformity??? All of a sudden? This dosent sound right to me! how much beak has he got left? Has another budgie possibly attacked him? This is serious stuff, birds beaks are incredibly sensitive, this little fella could well have suffered extreme pain. Just for now, i would make available to him some porridge oats, soaked overnight in water, maybe even some farleys rusk, again soaked in water. he will need some nutrition! Bear with me, I am dashing off to try and get you some further information that may help, it will involve some copying and pasting, if thats okay with yu and board owner, Adam. But it will be advice off the best people I can think of to help, people i would trust 100% with my own two beloved birds. No identities will be revealed, just your dilemma.

Anne.

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Well there is the picture of it right above your post, I went to the vet and i was told it could be saved, I have to feed it special formula food, for baby birds. She said that the beak was just a deformality and the bird was in no pain at all, all in all she will cost me about 130.00(cdn) to save her, but she is my bird and when I took her with the other 15 from the closing pet store I made a vow to myself to Take care of all my birds, the others have been checked and are all fine. The vet gave her some kind of antibiotic and I have to give it to her twice a day. It would have cost me 15.00(cdn) to have her put to sleep, but when i broke my nose, my parents didnt put me down. She is a part of our family, and always will be!! :doctor: Sorry, I have nothing more to say on this matter, I am upset and I am confused.

 

thanks

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hey, dont be sorry! you clearly adore your birds, and im not getting at you at all! Please hang in there, at this very moment i am trying to get you some more help and advice. No-one of my contacts will want yuo to have your little bird put down, believe me. If only MORE bird owners were like you. please hang on, I will get you all the help I can. You dont have to reply or anything, just stay around. And I do understand, if anything goes wrong with my birds, it feels like my whole world is falling to pieces! Am sorry, but i cant see the picture, thats why its difficult for me to assess from your post, cos the oic isnt showing on my pc.

Anne

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drat! cant view, says forbidden for some reason. Oh, and please dont appologise, youve done nothing to appologise for!

Anne

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Guest Imotive

No you don't you are very devoted :( I still can't beleive that actually happened very sorry!

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okay, here are some of the replies i got in my search ..

 

I came across three seperate website that say if beak filing is done wrong it can cause the beak to fall off...Please ask him if this was done.

 

Even the slightest error from a vet or well meaning person could cause this to happen. Im not a vet....this is what Im reading. Im just thinking that if this wasnt caused by fileing...there could be something more serious to the other 15....Im still searching for more info and will post if I find anything

 

and another (these replys will, i hope be of use to anyone who comes accross beak probs...

 

Good grief. I have never ever heard of this before where a beak just fell off and the bird is still alive.

 

90% of beak mutilation occurs when the bird is attacked or it gets it's beak stuck in something, panics, and yanks, but in this situation, it's almost always fatal. A friend of mine did experience this very thing with her cockatiel who got evidently got his beak wedged between bars of his cage. She found him dead in the morning with the beak and cere completely dislocated from the head. So tragic.

 

Budgies ARE prone to parasites and fungus in the beak, cere and legs and feet. However........you would see some evidence of this before it got so bad that the beak fell off, if it would even go that far.

 

I have never heard of a beak and cere growing back???? Please correct me if I am wrong.

 

I would like to follow this thread to see what the outcome is. I hope the little guy makes it.

 

 

a vet KNOWS beaks don't "grow back" if the beak "FELL" off. Now broken yes .... tips and such will grow back but a bird does not generate a new beak/cere like a starfish does a new leg/tentacle.

 

Did this person mention previous injury? (lack of blood can cause necrosis and it will fall off).

 

Did they mention blood loss?

 

Weakness?

 

Facial deformity such as fungus overtaking the beak and choking off the viable tissue that "feeds" the beak it's blood supply?

 

okay, so its a bit gloomy looking, but at least you have questions to put to your vet, and some points to note, i.e, has the WHOLE beak come off, or just the main part, leaving a bit of beak behind for regrowth?

Everyone is wishing you only the best for your bird and wish only for a happy healthy ending. Please keep us informed if you will how your bird progresses, there is so much we could all learn from this if you are willing to share.

Anne

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Guest Cindy

:) How is the little beakless bird going?

I have never heard of that happening before, but strange as it sounds last night i had a horrid dream that my Bluey's beak fell off, and woke up thinking I was crazy. Hope its not an omen.

Please keep us informed, as we all care

Cindy

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Chirpy, Thank you so much for the Info that you got, I know it took a long time for you to get! As for him, He is doing well, the redness that you can see in the picture is now gone and is a white color, he's been keeping up with the medications, and Is eating formula and mixed seed with water (crushed) He has become very afffectionate since he lost it. He Is going to the vet again this coming friday for a check up :doctor: You know what, I haven't even named him yet! I usually don't name my breeder birds, just A,B,C....etc! I will let the kids at my wifes daycare come up with a name! I will keep you all updated as to his condition.

 

Thank You,

Jay :)

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Guest Julie

Oh Jay,I really admire you for what you're doing.

Sorry if this is stating the obvious but don't forget that the seed should be huskless? (I don't mean that to offend,just trying to help)

Julie

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you are very welcome jay, it was not trouble. i still cant see picture, but please feel free to email it me at chirpy001@hotmail.com

Am glad the little thing seems to be managing okay! I really do hope he gets through this.

blessings,

Anne

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Guest cooper

can we perhaps see another picture to see how its going?

 

how often do you have to feed them, and how much?

Good luck with it all but it sounds as if your both doing great so far!

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The beakless budgie passed away after a long time of administering the meds and the food/water being fed by the tube. Tweety died form an infection in the place that the beak was. As her new beak was protruding through was when the infection took place and expanded through out the body. We tried everything to keep her alive, we put the incubator by the bed when i went to bed, took him to my office everyday, basically we gave him 24 hours of attention, But there are limited things that we cant do, and higher powers take over the body, and there was nothing we could do. Don't get me wrong this was a very sad house for a few days, but we are getting things back to normal. It was not an easy thing to do when we noticed that Tweety was dead that morning. I still have that feeling that there was something that i could do, and that will never leave my mind.

Thank you for all your posts and comfort, it was much appreciated.

 

 

Sincerely,

Jay Davies

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

"eaglesoaringhi@hotmail.com"

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Guest Imotive

iM VERY SORRY LET HIM REST IN PEACE!

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Guest Antt

Sorry to hear about Tweety's passing, Jay. You did all you could - and a very good job of it.

 

Stay strong, and all the best,

Ant.

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Guest Julie

Oh I'm so sorry to hear your sad news,but I have to say WELL DONE to you for all your effort and dedication. You were taking on a lot there,I would have found it daunting and personally I would say you need have no regrets.

 

Thank you for letting us know,and I really mean it when I say I am full of admiration for you for taking all that on.

Julie

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I am so sorry that you and your family have suffered this loss despite all your tremendous efforts. The feelings of ' I should have done more' are common and normal in the early days of grief, even when (especially in this case) you couldnt possibly have done more. These feelings will ease as time goes by. God bless you for showing such devotion and care towards yur little bird.

Much warmth,

Anne.

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Guest Eily

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He was so sweet. I feel your pain but from the picture it looks as though he was suffering a lot.

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Guest budgeover
I took him to the vet and was told it would grow back eventually and I would have to feed him amd water him untill it grows back, she said it was just a deformation,

38404612806_0_ALB.jpg

 

So it was either that or euthinize, and i can't let my bird be uthinized, I have 15 other budgies, and I will maintain all 16!!!

 

Thank you

Im sorry to hear of the passing of your budgie but it must have been VERY painful for him. The photo shocks me

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Guest potter

I am not able to see the photo. As I was reading this, I was really shocked...it must have been really painful for the budgie.

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That picture makes me want to cry. :D

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Guest ebola909

This is the most horrifying and tragic thing I've ever heard of!

I am so sorry for the trauma and sadness. I really don't know what to say. I just came in on this string of posts and was just shocked.

Good luck to you and your other budgies. I certainly hope this never happens again.

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