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Guest primemal

i just recnetly bought a english budgies from bird expo show and after one month having her she developed a long curvevy beak she eats fine and has alot of energe but im just wondering what it is cause it looks hard for her to clean herself

 

 

ps dont want my other 9 budgies to b affected

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Guest spaceroo

Can you post a picture?

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Guest primemal

i dont have a scanner :) she is healthy like active and stuff and eats but the beak is growing too long and curvey towards her body

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Guest spaceroo

Does she ever gnaw on her cuttlefish bone?

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Guest Jessehk

my budgie, Sammy, has the same problem.

 

Any advice on this condition would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by Jessehk

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Guest primemal

she doesnt and it just keeps growing towards her throat i looked at her closely and its pressing on her neck the skin is red is this gona happen to all my budgies im sad now :) cause i dont have money for vet right now till 2 weeks from now

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Guest spaceroo

All they do at the vet is trim it with a tool that has a small sanding bit on it.

Do any of the experienced breeders/owners know if a person could file their budgie's beak?

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If you've never done it before, I wouldn't recommend it. I think there is a blood supply and nerve endings in the beak, so not only could you hurt your bird if you do it wrong, you could make it so that it would not be able to hull seed. When you take her to the vet, I would ask for other tests to be done to find out why her beak is growing so quickly. It normally doesn't happen in healthy birds. Maybe your vet would allow you to partial pay some $$ now and the rest in two weeks. You could always ask. If not while you have them on the phone you could ask if there is anything you can do at home until you can bring her in.

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Guest spaceroo

For myself,I have paid a $10 membership to a petstore that does wing/claw clipping. Beak trimming is extra though, and I think it costs $15. (This is all in Canadian Dollars)

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Guest bird_death

If he has a cuttlefish bone but doesnt use it u may need to go to the vet and have it trimmed. Also i'm not sure u know but if u have sandpaper covers for the perch this will keep the nails down.hth

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Guest Karens lot

Hi,

You can trim the beak yourself, their is a blood vessel in the beak as in the claws and you must be careful not to cut this. If you do you need to stop the blood flow straight away as even a small amount of blood loss can be fatal for a budgie. Make sure before the job you have a blood stopping agent to hand ie Styptic powder from Johnsons, its quite inexpensive.

 

Trim using fine pointed open ended claw/beak clippers NOT the guillotine type clippers.

 

You make 2 cuts at right angles toone another to keep the beak the same shape as it was.

If you can't manage this you make 1 cut straight across the beak, you can then use a nail file to give a better point to the beak.

 

Hope this helps

From Karen :bluebudgie:

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just be careful.

If your not confident, get a vet to do it.

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