Nanday Conure Forum

Message #2017. This is a followup to #2016.

Name:Anna and Boo
Date:Saturday September 4, 2004 9:00:06 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Beak Trim?
Message:Nandays have a naturaly longer beak than suns, jendays, and other similar size conures. You may not need to trim his beak at all. I can tell you if it needs trimming if I see him. Can you post a picture of your boy in the gallery?

The only time you'd really need to trim his beak is if it's rapidly overgrowing due to some underlying health problem, or if it's too long and brittle, preventing him from eating properly. Otherwise, with plenty of things to chew and shred, he'll keep his beak at the proper length all by himself.

Linda wrote:
> Some very experienced bird owners dropped by last night and said our
> newly aquired Nanday needs his bill- beak trimmed a bit. I've never
> heard of that, and I'm much to nervous to just start in. I'm taking
> him to a pet shop where the woman have had more years of experience
> than I've had to have the proceedure done as I watch.
> Just curious what I need to know about the process, not to mention
> how to do it without hurting my sweet little Nanday Conure.
> Any advice? Please.

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