Cockatiel's beak color
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Posted 12/26/2008 6:24:08 PM
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I was petting my cockatiel Spike today and noticed that her beak is starting to turn a greyish black color.  Does anyone know why her beak is turning that color.  Is it because she is now an adult? She is 3 yrs old

 
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Posted 12/26/2008 8:10:31 PM


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can you post a pic?



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Posted 12/26/2008 8:17:37 PM


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I haven't heard of beaks changing color at an older age.... pictures would help. I have one cockatiel who has a horn colored beak, 3 with the grey beaks, and one with a horn colored beak with a stripe down each side. A change in color could be a bruise, or perhaps a medical issue that you would need to speak with an avian vet about.

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Posted 12/27/2008 5:21:20 AM
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Certain color mutations add pigment to the beak as they get older but it's a very gradual thing so, if the change happened from one day to the next or within a couple of days, take the bird to the vet because beak changes also happen due to disease or trauma.

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Posted 12/27/2008 7:20:00 AM


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It may be a bruise.  Agree a pic would help.

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