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Old 03-12-2018, 02:11 AM
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Sorry the pics are really blurry- he's still a bit wary of the camera so I used the zoom function.

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Also, bonus pic of him playing with the bell, which I assume keeps his beak down a bit since he never touches the calcium bells or cuttlefish bone, but he grabs the donger part and just shakes the bell over his head while singing. XD

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It's too hard to tell- a side profile would be best if you can get one. If you take him to the vet they can file down his beak if they think it's too long as well
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Can't get a pic but it's definately overgrown, so it looks like he's going to the vet for a trim. Any tips on keeping him calm on the way there? He's not really hand trained anymore, and all I really know how to do is just cover the carry cage with a light soft cloth to help keep him calm during the ride, and of course add matting and water to the carry cage.
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I know talking to my bird always helps during stressful car rides, and providing maybe some millet just in case he wants something to chew on. Have the radio on as well should help, just anything to make it less ominously silent for him.

If you're driving make sure the travel cage is either being held by someone else or in a secure place so there's no needless movement of the cage, which may stress him out further.

Good luck on your vet visit!
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Well, I'd be holding the cage myself since I can't drive. XD Currently making a last ditch effort since it isn't bad by getting him a new iodine/caclium bell and placing that just at his favourite perch.

Edit: Nevermind, apparently a beak trim is just $25 and can happen next week. =D Perfect!
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Jessie,

I'm glad you will be taking Chitters to the Avian Vet to have his beak trimmed.

Keep in mind that an overgrown beak can be a sign of a nutritional deficiency or hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease).

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...ur-budgie.html

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...-diseases.html

I would suggest you discuss this with your vet when you take Chitters in for his beak triml to ensure he is completely healthy.

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