How Do I Fix My Amazons Broken Beak?

How Do I Fix My Amazons Broken Beak?

Susan H writes:


Hi Mitch. 

 

My Blue Front Amazon is 22 and she has Fatty Liver Disease. 

 

Recently she took a chunk out of her beak. 

I don’t know how she did it. 

 

I shortened the beak a little and smoothed out the edges. 

 

The chunk is on the outer side of her top beak. 

 

It doesn’t go all the way through but if she breaks it she will have a shorter beak on the top than the bottom. 

 

She won’t be able to climb or eat by herself. 

 

Is there some kind of filler that I can use that is safe until her beak grows again? Do you have any suggestions? 

 

Her name is Sydney.

 

Hey Susan,

 

This is a question for a veterinarian.

 

For the time being, I would advocate that you no longer trim your bird’s beak.

 

It’s filled with thousands of nerves called corpuscles of Herbst and trimming a beak potentially causes your bird a lot of pain.

 

That said you may want to let nature take its course and introduce soft foods like hand feeding formula to reduce the physical stress of eating.

 

Here’s some information on bird beaks that will be helpful.

 

Stay safe ~ stay healthy

 

MitchR

 

Thanks Mitch.

 

I did have a Zoom appointment with my Veterinarian and I am letting nature take its course with soft food and a mixture of Listerine and water sprayed on the beak notch.

 

I don’t as a rule, trim her beak myself, but the Vet said it was a good idea in this case and of course I am staying home these days.

 

That article is very useful.

 

I appreciate your help.

 

Susan

 

Sounds like you have set up Sydney for success!

 

MitchR

 

Follow up 4/16/20

Thanks Mitch.

I did have a Zoom appointment with my Veterinarian and I am letting nature take it’s course with soft food and a mixture of Listerine and water sprayed on the beak notch.

sydney blue fron amazon with broken beak

I don’t, as a rule, trim her beak myself, but the Vet said it was a good idea in this case and of course I am staying home these days.

That article is very useful. I appreciate your help. Susan

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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