Baby with black beak

by Linda T
(Wyanet, Il)

I have a 3 week old baby parakeet with a black beak. Is it normal for a baby to be born with a black beak? The others all look normal. He is kind of the runt of the clutch.

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Feb 16, 2012
Baby bird with black beak
by: The Avian Vet

Occasionally babies will have a black beak and this is normal. I do not know if that is the case for this baby. I recommend that you have him examined by an avian veterinarian.

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Feb 15, 2012
Baby with black beak
by: Linda

No, this is not normal, and I suggest he be taken to an Avian Vet ONLY in your area. This could be a mutation or it could mean blood is not getting to the beak which will cause it to fall off, and bird will starve to death. So, take him on in for an exam with the avian vet to make sure this is not a very BIG problem.

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Linda

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