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Re: Sun Conure

Posted by Miriam on 7/01/07
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    On 6/30/07, karen wrote:
    > 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
    > trust.
    > 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

    Hi Karen:

    Again thanks so very much for your information. Always
    appreciated.