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Overgrown Beak - How Do I Trim It?

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I have just been pairing up some budgies and one of my hens has a slightly overgrown beak, can someone tell me how to go about trimming it please as I have never had to do this before! Thanks.

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I personally use nail clippers VERY CAREFULLY. It's very easy to mess up and catch the blood supply in it.

 

The bottom mandible is easier to trim but depending on which part of her beak is over grown and how much will depend on what needs to be taken off.

 

Do you perhaps have any pictures so I can help to direct you where to trim to and how?

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Here is a shot of her - if you need a better close up let me know.

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Could do with a better close up, but by the looks of it being the top mandible alot of that would have blood vessels in it and very little will actually be able to be clipped.

You'll probably be only able to clip off a mm at the end at any one time

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I've clipped before and you need to be able to do it in good lighting so that you can keep your eyes one the Blood vesels ... fingernail clippers are fantasict as you have better control over them :)

Agree with Libb better close up picture , Try your marco setting ( it the one that looks like a flower)

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