Should long beak be trimmed?

by Wain
(Vista CA)

Hello. I have just inherited (sp?) an eclectus parrot (I was choosen because I have six other smaller birds) and her beak is too long. Her beak has been too long for many years and has had it trimmed, but never trimmed enough. Should I get her beak properly trimmed, or would that be too much for her to handle/get used to?

She seems to eat and drink fine. She scoops seeds into her beak and eats them that way and seems happy. Her feathers could use some grooming, is that something we could "help" her with? Thanks for your time!

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Oct 20, 2008
by: Cathy

Never ever trim a beak! When a birds beak overgrows it is a sign
of illness or liver problems, go take him to a avian doctor to get blood tests and see what the real problem is.

Oct 13, 2008
Eclectus with long beak
by: Tracie

You need to take your bird to an Avian Vet and let them look at it. Usually they have to trim just a little bit several times.

Also, there may be a health issue that needs to be addressed that caused the beak to grow long.

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