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Message #2568.

Name:Linda
Date:Thursday January 13, 2005 10:15:33 pm MST
Subject:Who should do a beak trim?
Message:Hey everybody, I just wanted to say if you don't know what you are doing when it comes to trimming a beak LEAVE THE PROCEDURE ALONE! you could seriously injure your pet.

The reason I mention it is that one of my dogs was having a problem so I took Mr. Bird in to the vet as well to discuss options of what to do for his feather picking. (He came to me as a feather picker and he really is doing a great deal better than when he came, but I'm a doting mother, or a clucking mother hen when it comes to my pets. I was extremely surprised- this vet a colleague of Mr. Bird's regular vet tended to his needs. He trimmed his nails- Didn't make the nails bleed even once. And before I knew it he had trimmed Mr. Bird's beak too. He looked so good! He was even chortling happily that it didn't hurt a bit.

Frankly: Knowing what I know now and seeing a bird- a love bird that had his owner trimming his beak himself really injured the poor guy. He's got a big hole in the side of his beak and the owner explained he bled like the dickens. (Everybody say a prayer for those lovebirds- the owner hasn't gotten it through his head that you cannot feed the birds just straight seed.

They are in serious need of a vet evaluation, beak trims, the beaks are less than 1/2 inch into their little breasts. (I'm hoping to make some time to visit this family and hopefully explain that they really need to add- not hartely but fruits, veggies, and pellets. The family is very nice, trouble is they just don't know how to care for these precious creatures.

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