Conure with overgrown beak

by Terri Berry
(Delano, MN)

My husband and I have an aviary that we have adopted/rescued four cockatials and three finches, today we adopted a conour parrot. Kiwi is "his" name and came to us with a VERY overgrown beak. Can I remedy this at home with a clipper and file or do I need to get "him" to a vet? (obviously I don't know the sex) Please help an amature owner of a conour. I want to give him the best home I can. Thanks! Sorry no pictures yet, please take my word "he" is absoutely beautiful!! A treasure I didn't know I wanted.

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Jul 20, 2009
overgrown beak on Conure
by: Tracie

Congratulations on your new bird friend!

An overgrown beak can be a sign of illness or disease. It would be best to take your new friend to an avian vet for a check up and also to get vaccinated.

Do not attempt to trim the beak yourself. We had an experienced breeder trim one of our birds beaks without our knowledge and the bird almost bled to death. She was supposed to be trimming the wings and trimmed a little off the beak also. :-/

Do not let the new bird have contact with the other birds for at least 30 days and certainly not until an avian vet has given it a clean bill of health.

We have training and parrot health articles you might be interested in reading also on our Parrot Training page.

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