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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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