Posted by Lori - All Parrot Products on September 03, 2015
A healthy beak is a sign of a healthy bird. Parrots use their beaks to eat, play, and forage for things. A beak that is healthy on a parrot will be smooth and not have any bumps or textures on it. If you bird is avoiding the use of their beak, than it is probably hurting them.
Your veterinarian should get involved if the parrot is not eating or the beak is not looking right. They can help by trimming the beak or figuring out what is wrong. Never ever try to trim a beak yourself and make sure that the vet you are taking your little feathered friend is experienced. Don’t be afraid to do your homework on the vet. If they trim the beak too short, the bird will be in pain and will not eat.
Conditions of the Beak to Watch For
Scissors: This is when the upper beak is growing to one side over the lower beak and is most common in macaws or cockatoos. The bird may have trouble, but it is a birth defect from when they were still in their eggs.
Parrot: This condition means that the upper beak is resting within the lower beak. Cockatoos develop this condition the most.
Beak care is something that you cannot neglect to do as a parrot owner. Providing toys, the proper food, and things for them to chew on made just for parrots or other birds can prevent some of these issues. AllParrotProducts.com sells conditioning perches and chew toys that your parrot will love. Nutrition can also play a role in some beak issues. Make sure that our parrot or other bird is getting a proper diet.
All Parrot Products is dedicated to providing the best pet bird supplies, parrot food, parrot vitamins, for your parrots. We have a great rewards program and offer fast & free shipping within the 48 states including Puerto Rico.
All Parrot Products carries all of the top brands of organic parrot food and healthy foods, along with the best treats, parrot perches, and parrot toys all in one location for easy access access to the world’s best parrot nutrition providers.
All Parrot Products offers the largest selection of parrot vitamin supplement from The Birdcare Company, Avitech, Vetafarm and Nekton.
If you choose to feed an organic parrot food we offer Harrision's & Top's Parrot Food.
All Parrot Products carries Goldenfeast which is a great favorite of mine offering a seed based diet with greens, grains, fruit, and vegatables. With no dyes, or added vitamins.
We also carry the leading brands of parrot seed from Hagen, Higgins, Kaytee, Abba, Crazy Corn, and Volkman Seed.
All Parrot Products also offers the brand names parrot pellets from Lafeber, Zupreem, Pretty Bird, Roudybush, Scenic, and Oven Fresh Bites.
Parrots require fresh foods to stay healthy and active. Organic, human grade, and food that is not repackaged is the best way to provide optimal care and keep your parrots healthy.
Feeding your parrot right is much more in depth then just feeding a parrot seed or parrot pellet diet. Trusting leading brands is also not enough either. It's up to you, you need to read labels, and know what your feeding. All bird food is not created equal. You will find that all ingredients are listed, on all brands of food that we sell so you can make the best choice for your type of parrot.
Because of the special needs of the Eclectus we have also labeled the foods that are safe for the Eclectus.
Please contact All Parrot Products if you have any questions or if I can be of any help.
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