Quaker Parrot Beak Trimming?

by John Fahlsing
(Saint Petersburg, Fl.)

Not sure if I can, but I noticed sometime my Baby will favor his left side of beak, chew on his lil foot etc, and make this baby sound almost like a frustrating noise. I just examined him and noticed his right side beak, upper is almost straight whilke his left side upper has a lil dip downward in center of it?

He eats well, drinks well, and no problems except when he's just bored with himself. I don't see any bleeding, beak or mouth discoloring s, appears to be healthy, happy.

Can I file down, should i, and no he doesn't do cuttle bone, but chews on toys, ropes, wood, and me.

Thank You!


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Apr 07, 2012
Beak too long
by: Anonymous

I have a lovebird that needed to go to the avian vet for a beak trim - glad I went that route. It's starting to grow back again, so guess we'll have to made another appointment.
Good luck.

Apr 07, 2012
Trimming parrot's beak
by: Tracie

Since you are not experienced at trimming bird beaks, I don't think it would be a good idea for you to do this. If you hit a nerve or the bird starts bleeding, the bird may never trust you again. Also, if you can't stop the bleeding your bird will die.

Since it is not an emergency, I would just make an appointment with your avian vet for your yearly visit, even if you visited 6 months ago.

If your bird has not been seen by an avian vet, you can look for one on our Find an Avian Vet page.

It may just be a habit for the bird to chew on one side, or there may be something wrong causing this behavior. I am glad you wrote to ask about it.

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