parakeet has overgrown beak

by Megan
(Wonder lake, Illinois)

My parakeet has an overgrown beak and everytime she grooms herself or picks her feathers she bleeds. She has blood and dried blood on her wings and under her wings. I gave her a sandpaper cover on one of her perches and her beak has gotten a little smaller but she still bleeds when she picks her feathers.

Can a vet do anything or will it eventually heal on its own? She is acting normal, eating and drinking fine and chirping normally. She been scratching the top of her beak on things by her nose in her cage but I think shes just trying to make it shrink?

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Apr 09, 2015
Bird with bleeding overgrown beak
by: Tracie

Yes, an avian vet can help, and needs to help. Your bird likely has a nutritional problem and possible health issues including the overgrown bleeding beak.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

If your bird is eating an all seed diet, then it probably has fatty liver disease, so the liver can't function properly. Once your bird has been treated by an avian vet and is healthy, please convert your bird to mostly healthy pellets. Switching Budgies To Pellets article

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