Over grown budgie beak

by Naem Shihadeh
(Girard oh)

My budgies beak is over grown alot and it's starting to reach her neck I think this is affecting her eating should I go to the vet right away and how much will this cost?

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Jan 30, 2012
Budgie with overgrown beak
by: Tracie

You will need to Find an Avian Vet to slowly trim the beak back. It will take several appointments, and it depends on your vet on how much that will cost.

It has to be done slowly, because of the blood supply to the beak. With each trim, the blood supply will "back off" a bit so that a few weeks later it can be trimmed again. Most avian vets take payments, so you should be able to afford the visits.

I suspect you are feeding your bird an all seed diet, which causes fatty liver disease. You will need to switch your bird to a high quality pellet diet like Harrison's or Roudybush once your bird has been seen by an avian vet.

You can read our Switching Birds To Pellets article that was written by an avian vet when you are ready.

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