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Scissor Beak In Parrots

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Red fronted macaw with scissor beak photo by macawsaspets.blogspot.com

Q: I rehomed a blue and gold macaw this week from someone who couldn’t afford him any longer. His beak is crooked and overgrown. Will he be able to eat normally? — Jackie W, Decatur, IL

A: What you are describing sounds like “scissor beak”. It is a somewhat common condition where the upper and lower portions of the beak (mandibles) do not meet properly causing one or both to deform. Beak overgrowth is commonly associated with scissor beak as an afflicted bird will not ...

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Beak Trauma

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Beak Trauma

Fights, falls and flight injuries can bring about beak injuries that can come in the form of fractures, punctures, breakage or crushing.  The part of the beak nearest the head contains a blood supply that may require cauterization.  Nerve endings in a damaged beak can cause eating to be painful.  Since a parrot uses its beak in everything it does this must be considered a very serious injury and requires the immediate attention of your avian veterinarian. BUT… The good news is that beaks are repairable.  The use of acrylics and dental bonding reform and replace broken, cracked ...

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