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Posted 11/10/2007 2:53:24 PM


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Does anybody know what causes crooked beaks or if the can be fixed? I will post a pic when i figure out my camera.




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Posted 11/10/2007 5:43:56 PM


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brilliantfids (11/10/2007)
Does anybody know what causes crooked beaks or if the can be fixed? I will post a pic when i figure out my camera.


It could be caused from a past injury, a nutritional problem, or heredity. Depending on the actual amount of curve to the beak an avian vet maybe able to grind it and overtime the beak will grow back to being straight and balanced.
Here's an article on crooked beaks: http://www.avianweb.com/scissorsbeak.html
When you post some images that will give us a better idea of the actual condition of your bird.



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Posted 11/10/2007 8:36:48 PM


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It could also be caused by incorrect handfeeding techniques...

My own Charlie has scissor beak due to a beak injury... and the only way to fix the beak is to get him a prosthetic beak... however, my avian vet doesn't believe it's a good idea due to the fact that the prosthetic would eventually fall off, not solving anything.

I've met a B&G hybrid (supposedly a miligold) that seemed to have a beak injury possibly from when she was a chick? I don't really know, but she's got a little indent on one side of her face, and her upper beak grows crooked. It actually looks as if another bird had bitten her face causing the malformation... and may have also caused respiratory issues.

I've seen pictures of adults with crooked beaks as well, and although they may have been corrected to a degree, usually it can't be repaired due to the severity of the curve.... Thus, I assume that crooked beaks in this case may be caused by bad handfeeding techniques.

Birds adapt quite well however, to deformities...  Charlie's 13 years old now, and has had his beak injury for almost a year now. He does quite well eating and biting! Thankfully, he can't draw blood, and his bites probably don't hurt as BAD as they could, but still, he can bite pretty darn hard!

 

So, who is the one with a beak deformity?

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Posted 11/12/2007 1:42:23 PM


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Cheyenne has a mild case of scissor beak, and I just keep it filed down by giving her hard nuts. But when it grows back, I bring her in to get it trimmed. Other than that, nuts work very well! I give her a bout two nuts a day, at least one is a brazil nut, which is hard enough to file her beak down a bit.

   

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Posted 1/28/2008 7:15:59 PM


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Sand Perches and pedi perches are also helpful in keeping a healthy beak, healthy. Even chewing hard woods and soft woods help in keeping the bird's beak healthy.


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Posted 1/29/2008 4:17:12 PM


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kitoandtupis dad,

As you know we also posted a very similar post with our GCC. After research as already mentioned believe this is from improper hand feeding. Ours is not too bad and we will be taking him to the vets soon. We will surely post the outcome after this happens. It is an interesting subject and I didn't even notice this(mis-aligned beak) till I held him on his back.



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Posted 1/29/2008 8:07:45 PM


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Oh this is an old post from when I first noticed it on Carter, he has been getting corrective trims and all is going well. He however is an import bird so as far as I know was not hand feed. But your right that can cause it!




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Posted 2/16/2008 9:49:09 PM


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Everything still going well with his beak?


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Posted 2/16/2008 11:47:45 PM


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his beak is still very crooked but you can tell it is geting better...s-l-o-w-l-y! He is so handsome as it is, I hope I will one day see him with a straight or almost straight beak!




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