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Old 02-24-2015, 02:57 PM
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Hey guys, one day I was cleaning Aries's cage and I noticed that he has a little crack on his beak. It's really small. I called the vet and she asked me how is his behaviour since I got him. Really I could go really close from the beginning and he wouldn't move. He is doing really well on taming and everything.
Why is his beak cracked? The breeder used to feed him baby formula with a syringe for a long time. And she told me that there's nothing much I can do. Beaks are like human nails, so it will be better in no time.
I didn't have a clue about this!

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That happened to Sammy when he was with a cage mate as a baby. The breeder saw the other one peck him and he had a little chip in his beak. It grew out after about 3 weeks.

Sometimes, if he starts pecking his perches vigorously, he'll put a tiny chip in his beak. A "normal" person probably wouldn't notice it, but I give him pretty good checks to make sure he's doing well. As long as a chip doesn't interfere with eating and drinking and it doesn't penetrate the entire beak, should be fine. If it were deep and/or bleeding, then it's best to apply corn starch and seek the vet's opinion. (Just in case this happens to anyone - I'm really glad it didn't happen to Aries!)

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Yes,I agree that a normal person wouldn't notice it..but I think that we are an other category as owners if I notice something strange,I dial the vet's number! Thank you for the advice and I am glad that Sammy didn't hurt himself-and Aries too!
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I agree, we tend to know our budgies very well I know I do !
I check my guys out every day LOL.
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Yes.. they are like babies.. Our attention is to every detail on them and every sound they make
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