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Ellie3

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Hello, my name is Ellie :)

 

I've just got my very first budgies yesterday. I've never owned any birds before so this is completely new, and of course I already have a problem!

 

One of them has broken the very tip of their beak. It's only the very tip triangle of it, there is blood but not much. It is still preening and doesn't look in any pain at all, but I'm worried! Will it grow back? Do I have to do anything care wise, or will it be okay??

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you

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Probaly be okay Ellie, check to see that it is feeding. Watch it carefully to see that it is able to crack the seed, that is take the outer part (husk) of the seed off and eat the centre.

 

If the bird looks fluffed up and depressed then get it to the Vet as it will be starving.

 

Did you try clipping it's beak?

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Don't worry if its only the tip the bird will be fine cheers clearwing

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Welcome, I agree with those two because I have no experience whatsoever with beak problems (unless scaly face counts)

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Thanks guys. Yes, s/he is eating fine and seems content. I'm just worried because there was a little bit of blood and unsure if it'll stay that length or grow back.. It's only about | | that much off. I haven't tried to clip it, how do you do that??

Because it is only my second day of having them, and they haven't been handraised, they are quite angry when handled and bite a lot. Hoping they get used to me soon, because it hurts!

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Don't worry about clipping their beaks, it is rarely needed, and usually only in the cases where they have a disease that causes excess growth. Normally, budgies don't need beak trims.

 

I'm thinking he only asked you that because he thought you might have done the damage yourself.

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HELP AGAIN!! The tip that was broken didn't fully come off yesterday, however it has fallen off tonight and my bird is bleeding :( I took it out and had it bite down on a rag to try and stop the bleeding, there was quite a bit, but I don't know what to do... And because it's not tame it's really hard to care for it! :'( im panicking at the moment, i don't want it to die.. The bleeding has slowed down a lot and i've put it back in the cage and covered it and hope it will go to sleep and the blood will stop. :( I feel sooo bad!

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HELP AGAIN!! The tip that was broken didn't fully come off yesterday, however it has fallen off tonight and my bird is bleeding :( I took it out and had it bite down on a rag to try and stop the bleeding, there was quite a bit, but I don't know what to do... And because it's not tame it's really hard to care for it! :'( im panicking at the moment, i don't want it to die.. The bleeding has slowed down a lot and i've put it back in the cage and covered it and hope it will go to sleep and the blood will stop. :( I feel sooo bad!

 

 

I,ve hear that corn starch to bleeding blood feathers stops the bleeding but i know know about the beak, mabey call a vet and see what they recommend doing

best of luck

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Thank you, it's stopped bleeding now and I have put them to bed. Hoping it will be all better tomorrow, and I think because it's going to be so hot he can have a bath and hopefully that will get the blood out. :\

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I know this is after the fact, but for anybody reading this who wants to know for future reference, applying pepper will stop the bleeding. (No, it doesn't sting them.)

 

Ellie, I hope he's doing better today. :) Any chance you can get a picture of his beak?

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Thats true Finney, works well on human cuts too. cheers Clearwing

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Definitely has not affected his ability to bite!! oww... Yes I will get a picture of the beak soon. It's much better today!

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Definitely has not affected his ability to bite!! oww... Yes I will get a picture of the beak soon. It's much better today!

 

 

 

Haha! I suppose it was just a test that your budgie has tried to see if it's beak still works ;)

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