On 6/30/07, Miriam wrote:
> My Sun Conure's beak has slightly overgrown. Would I be
> able to trim it myself and if so what type of cutting or
> filing tool would I use?
PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO TRIM A BEAK!
If you mess up you could kill your bird.
Give your guy lots of small wood toys to chew on.
I give my guys cardboard boxes that printer paper comes in
My guys also like grapevine toys that you can get at bird
toy stores, or the paper "bagels". There are so many chew
toys to let your bird enjoy "trimming" his own beak.
Also doing a painful beak trim can damage your hard-earned
If the beak must be trimmed let a vet look at the bird, an
over grown beak can indicate liver damage.
Frequently caused by a sunflower seed diet