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Old 07-23-2015, 02:44 PM
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First i know i need to get to the vet but money is really tight at the minute that why i'm looking for your help .
i have a female budgie 6 1/2 years and over the past couple of months her top beak was starting to get long. so started filling it every few weeks keeping it down but lately it been growing quite fast on now the bottom beak is growing rapidly and need some help she is eating and drinking alright
my budgies diet is seed based with the seed taking out and veg put in but she would rather starve then eat the veg so thinking that mite be the issue ii have attached some photos not the best quality can try to get better if needed.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:01 PM
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Cameron,

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).

Trauma

Infections

Vitamin D3 Deficiency
Nutritional Imbalances
Vitamin A deficiency
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) deficiency
Niacin deficiency
Mineral deficiencies

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.

Best wishes
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this has grown in the last couple of month?

What did you change in the diet?
There is definitely something going on there, I don't think it's primary nutrition, as the beak does not look healthy in itself, as if the top layer is missing that makes it grow curved.
Did she have an injury, or something else going on?
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thanks Deborah there are no avian vet close but did look up about them and they are pretty pricey the vet my dog goes to supposed to treat birds so hoping to get her there by the beginning of next month. as i don't get payed until then. she do eat but the other budgie in the cage with her feeds her a lot so not worried about her starving
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:16 PM
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4711 no she has never had an injury sorry for the bad pic but its like another layer growing on top of the beak and the diet been the same for a long while now
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no that's OK southampton
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LOL just about to email this vet as they are suppose to be pretty good Veterinary Surgery, Pet Care & Walk-in Vet Clinic | The Vet and see what they say i will attach a photo so they can see what i'm dealing with
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thank for the help i have sent an email as they are closed to see how much to go to the vet for them to see her so payday hurry up please i don't what nothing to happen to her she was my first every budgie now i have 3 along with 2 celestial parrotlet not in the same cage thanks again
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Hi Cameron, if the condition is caused by vitamin deficiency it may not turn out to be that expensive, and the vet may work out a small payment plan for you. Keep us posted, she is a beautiful bird...
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Hi, I know we are all insisting that you take your bird to a vet but it is because we know all too well the potential results. Please ask for a payment plan.
In the interim Get some Prime or Soluvite D by vetafarm and be sure the multi vitamin contains probiotics. Also Sprinkle powdered mineral clay like sold by Ladygouldianfinch.com Or other mineral blocks that have a wide range of minerals like D & A & E and Iodine, and calcium/magnesium etc. Brown salt wheels or manu roses are also good. I would also give an electrolyte in water
to support immune system . When you get paid start your first aid kit with
basics like above and also include corn starch for bleeding and apply pressure to stop blood flow. Utensils, bandages etc. If not drinking Take a pipetor eye dropper just one drop at a time in corner of mouth . Purchase a lava rock and or other hard surface items to help keep the beak and feet trimmed. Also safe clean branches from your yard or Kabobs are good for hens to chew. Ask for a payment plan. Best wishes for your budgies needs being met ASAP. Jo Ann
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