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Beak issue

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clawnz
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Beak issue

Post by clawnz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:38 pm

Can anybody help with this?
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I have someone who not a member here and I am pasting this pic for him.
Here is his comment.
Indian ringneck BEAK problem!! Helpppp?
Hi, I've noticed black on the tip of my ringnecks beak, and the sides is peeling off, it's normally red but now it's peeling off and turning black, I feed her fresh seeds daily with fruits/vegetables, its about a year old thanks
So what do you guys think?

SCB 22
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Re: Beak issue

Post by SCB 22 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:15 am

Hi there,

the beak colour does change as they mature, and unless her beak is missing huge chunks, dont worry too much, ensure she has a rough perch, or something to allow her to wipe her face on, i find our love rubbing their beaks on their calcium perch after they have enjoyed a particularly good meal.

As long as you are feeding her a balanced diet, and it does not get worse, it shouldnt be anything to worry about :-)

Hope this helps!

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Skyes_crew
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Re: Beak issue

Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:19 am

The black tip is normal. The peeling is also normal but can be controlled with either a cement perch or something ales equally rough to rub its beak on. Here in Hawaii we use lava rock. Hope that helps :)
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clawnz
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Re: Beak issue

Post by clawnz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Thank you!
I did tell the owner I thought it was nothing to worry about, but have no experience so came to you for help.
I think they have joined the forum? But was unable to post pic, so did it for them.
Again thanks.

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