Small crack in bill.

My Amazon has a small crack in her bill just below her nares and she seems to have a little runny nose. She doesn't act like she is sick and she may have cracked it on the cage bars. Anyone have a similar experience?

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Jun 03, 2012
Small crack in bill.
by: Linda

If she has a runny nose, she is either sick or suffering from an allergy to something.

it would be a very good idea to have her examined by an Avian Vet to check for infections and to see about the crack in beak. Avian Vet may say the crack is okay or that it will tend to get larger. There is no way she did this on a cage bar and more likely an actual cut from a toy with sharps or sharps on cage or hardware. Check cage, toys, dishes and all hardware for any sharp places and take care of them as birds can be badly hurt from sharps. Tell the Avian Vet exactly what she is eating and how much because a lack of calcium would be the only way she could crack her beak on a cage bar.

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Thanks for writing,
Linda

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