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Broken Beak

Discussion in 'Feathered Friends' started by LilianaLove, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Hi All!

    I have a 10 year old female white capped pionus with a broken beak. Anyone seen a break like this before?




    I'm in touch with 3 different vets about this, waiting for 2 to call me back. One quoted be $700 for corrective surgery. They are all an hour or more away from me, so I'm waiting until I do more research to make that type of time and financial commitment.

    She's eating normally and acting normally. Still climbing on her cage and being her normal bitchy self :lol:. Anyway, she will be getting veterinary care, I'm just wondering if anyone's seen this type of break; I haven't found much searching the web, even on a parrot forum. Can none of my animals just have 'normal' illnesses :no2:.
  2. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Has it been bleeding at all? or is it open down to the "meat" so to speak?

    if theirs no bleeding and its not "open" i wouldnt worry about it, it looks like she could still use it alright.
  3. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    oh mygoodness! :scared:
  4. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Hey, I just wanted to update this to say that the beak is almost 100% healed. All by itself, without surgical intervention. I still have no idea how she did it. I bought her a chewable calcium supplement that she's been nibbling on so I think that's helped over the past few months. Otherwise, she's been completely normal, more obnoxiously snuggly, to the point of pushing Lily out of her spot in bed, but other than that she wants her food and she wants it NOW!

    So yay, at least happy news for one of my animals. :dance2:
  5. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Hey there LL, didn't notice the existence of this forum! Have you tried adding cinnamon (the ceylon kind preferrably) to your WC's food and dipping his beak in fresh garlic juice can help strengthen it.

    glad she's fine
  6. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Nope, I haven't. But she hasn't had an issue since. She must've done it trying to open the door one day (it's a big heavy door that opens up, that she thinks she can open). I usually leave the door open but maybe one day I closed it and she flipped. Don't know. She's fine now though, thanks :). I think this was also coupled with a molt, so maybe that had something to do with it. Don't know though, hopefully it'll never happen again.

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