lovebird discolored beek

by Tim
(Mississauga On. Canada)

I have a 2 yr old lovebird and she is constantly rubbing her tongue against the inside of her beek. she seldom has her mouth closed. also, she has some flakyness and discoloration in her beek. should I be concerned?

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Oct 16, 2009
Lovebird died
by: Tracie

Tim, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for posting this here though, to help others recognize some of the symptoms of illness so that maybe other birds will be saved in the future.

I know it is very hard to lose something you love, my heart goes out to you.

Oct 15, 2009
re lovebird discolored beek
by: Tim

I'm extreemly sad to say that after many trips to the vet, and after being diagnosed with cancer and in a great ammount of discomfort, I had to have this bird put down today. After the flaky beak she developed several tumors in and outside of her mouth.


Sep 16, 2009
Lovebird moving tongue around - mine does when contented
by: Anonymous

Hi, Tim,

I'm certainly not a lovebird expert, but my lovebird (also about 2 years old) definitely does that activity (moving her tongue gently, repeatedly in her mouth) when she's contented. She's really quite easy to read as far as emotions that way.

You know how lovebirds "grind" their beak at night when they sleepy and happy? Well, she also moves her tongue during the day if she's sitting on my laptop while I'm working or my shoulder and she's just relaxed and contented to be in my company.

Re: the other thing - discolored beak -- I defer to others with more knowledge.
Best to you and your pet,

Jun 18, 2009
Lovebird question
by: The Vet

Yes, you need to have her examined by an avian veterinarian.

Dr B

Jun 18, 2009
by: Linda

As for the flakiness of the beak, as parrots age, some of this is normal as they grow. The thing that sounds off to me is the never closing mouth and running tongue around in there all the time.

Make an appointment with your Avian vet to have her checked out. She could have an infection in her mouth which needs to be looked at and meds given for.Please don't delay too long as whatever it is will get worse as time goes by.

Keep us posted on what vet found as your information can help someone else with a similar problem.


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