chip beak

by Patrick
(Melborune )

My parot is a female and her beak is chipped and it keeps chipping and turning black... why does that happen?

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Oct 09, 2011
chip beak
by: Linda

You need to get your bird to be examined by an Avian Vet quickly as he is sick. There are virus infections that cause the beaks, toenails and feathers to be eaten away. I hope your bird does not have this disease because they have no cure for it as yet. In order to find out what is wrong, you'll have to take him to the Avian Vet.

Have him tested for various bacterial infections and also have Avian Vet do a test for Parrot Beak and Feather disease which is a virus that eats away at beaks, nails and feathers. Birds with this disease have to be handfed, kept warm and supported until they are ready to be put to sleep by an Avian Vet. There is no cure for PBFD, and it is highly contageous and near impossible to get out of your home as it grows everywhere--on walls, furniture, carpets, basically every square inch of home will be polluted with it, and it can take years to rid a home of this disease.

I hope this is something else that can be easily treated, and you won't know until you have bird thoroughly examined by an Avian Vet.

thanks for writing and let us know what avian vet has to say and how you're doing,

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