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Old 07-28-2020, 06:58 PM   #1
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Winter is 14 weeks old and her beak is really getting pointy. Do I need to do something or put something in her cage that will help with this or just leave it alone? I donít remember my last bird with this problem.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:03 PM   #2
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Can you share a picture? Otherwise we're not going to be able to answer for sure. But normally parrotlet beaks don't need trimming or anything, so if it's overgrowing you might want to take her to a vet.
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Usually you don't have to trim a p'letts beak unless the bird has a medical problem, at least according to some experts.


When Bogie's beak got a little too long or pointy, I started to put wood toys in his cage for him to shew on. He liked anything made of thin balsa wood. He also loved the toys chews made of yucca. You can get Yucca Kabobs just about anywhere. I would hang it in his cage and he would chew it to pieces! My Ricochet did too!


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Cuttlebone, lava rocks, wood perches in the cage are the usual methods for parrotlets to keep their beaks in shape. Nutriberries help us with some shapes being very hard so Jules has something to work on. They usually figure out how to maintain them on their own.
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Parrotlets do not need their beaks trimmed unless they have a medical issue or had a beak injury as a baby/adult
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If Winter is still only 14 weeks old, I imagine her beak is probably still developing somewhat. If her beak is overgrown, I agree with Ozzie – that you need to provide a cuttlebone and toys and perches she can chew to help keep her beak in proper shape. Jackie is right too; only consider having a vet trim a beak for medical reasons.
To help Winter maintain a healthy beak feed her veggies that are high in Vitamin A like red chili peppers, carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes and endive.
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Like others said healthy parrotlet don't need beak trims, just encourage chewing. Also you may be surprised, I know sometimes Melody would seem like her beak was really sharp and then suddenly the next day the tip would be dull again. It just needs a chance to shed and or dull out again or they are working on grinding it down. It's a process.
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