07-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Please don't take away your budgie's seed.
I'm surprised she's able to eat at all considering the condition of her beak at this time.
The overgrowth exhibited by your budgie's beak is a symptom of an underlying medical condition and she really needs to be seen by a vet as soon as possible as her case is quite severe.
An Avian Vet is going to need to determine the cause of the problem and unless she has the beak trimmed to the point she can crack her seeds to eat she may starve to death.
Overgrown beaks can be caused by:
Liver disease - often the case with birds that have been on a seed-only diet for a long time resulting in a condition called "Hepatic Lipidosis" aka Fatty Liver Disease. This disease may result in soft areas around the beak and abnormal beak development, including overgrown beaks. Some birds also have overgrown nails / claws (that appear to grow faster than normal).
Vitamin D3 Deficiency
Vitamin A deficiency
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) deficiency
When a beak overgrows regular beak trimming may be necessary until the cause is resolved.
Treatment consists of trimming the beak to the proper shape and removing any excessive flaking.
Beak trimming should be performed by a veterinarian or someone who has been trained in this procedure. If your bird's beak is trimmed too short, it will cause the bird pain, will bleed, and may make it difficult or impossible for a bird to eat.
Many Avian Vets will work with you to set up a payment plan.
Please find a way to get the appropriate treatment for your little girl and be sure to update us on her condition.