Sudden Beak Growth
by Joe Kiszka
I have a Love Bird that had a portion of it's lower beak suddenly start growing. The part was between the back of the beak and the tip. An area about 3/16" wide was protruding up past the upper beak. It tapered and curved toward the face as it went up. When I clipped it the material crumbled instead of cutting clean. I was able to clip it back to the normal position without any distress to the bird other than me handling it.
This is not a pet but a breeder and it was upset because I held it so long. After learning it couldn't hurt the nail file I was able to file it smooth. This was not a growth on the beak but a small portion of the beak that grows upward very fast.