Overgrown beak

Can you trim a mynah birds beak?

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Dec 27, 2013
beak trimmng
by: Alex

Ant beak trimming should be done by an avian vet,a breeder or someone very experienced in it.

Otherwise you could trim too much, or not trim correctly. Also, an avian vet or experienced breeder can identify whether a beak needs trimming or not.

Done incorrectly this could cause an enormous amount of constant pain and serious bleeding.

Please take your bird to an avian vet or experienced breeder, who has done this before. DO NOT do this yourself.

Dec 27, 2013
Overgrown beak
by: Angela

Yes, a bird beak can be trimmed, but do not attempt to do it yourself. It must be done by an avian vet only, do not take your bird to a cat and dog vet as they are not specifically trained in the care of birds. Also, do not take the bird to a pet shop or groomer. If not done properly, a beak trim can kill a bird. If the instrument used is not sharp enough it can crack the beak making the bird unable to eat. If the beak is trimmed too short it can cause bleeding which will also kill the bird. Take the bird to an avian vet as soon as you can because if the beak is too long, the bird will be unable to eat properly. I have to take my bird to the avian vet for a beak trim at least every three months.

Dec 26, 2013
Overgrown beak
by: Linda

With parrots, only an avian vet can trim their beaks because the beak and bill of birds is a place where they can bleed out if it is done incorrectly.Softbill birds usually do not have problem with overgrown bills, so below is my only suggestion. If his bill is malformed he will become unable to eat, so do not waste any more time in finding and getting him to an avian vet.

You will have to take your bird to an Avian Vet ONLY in your area to see about what is wrong with his bill. There is probably some kind of physical issue that is causing it to overgrow because I've never heard of anyone needing to trim a bird's bill. Have basic bloodwork done while at the avian vet's to see if this is caused from some kind of organ problem. Do nothing yourself and do not allow anyone except an Avian Vet to even touch this bird's bill for any interference without knowing what is causing this can result in your bird's death.

Linda

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