Hi, my daughters new tame budgie has only half a top beak (hopefully you can see in the photo, the bird's bottom beak goes over the outside of the top one, (the top one is only really small, not long like a normal one)
She has had this bird for 2 weeks and it was like that when she bought it (but that didn't deter her), she loved it on sight. We've nicknamed her Beaker from the muppets as that is exactly what she looks like, lol
Has anybody seen this before, and should I be worried that it might hamper the birds health later on, presently she eats fine and drinks fine, doesn't have a problem with cracking the seeds.
Any replies welcomed. Let me know if it's not clear enough and I'll try take another piccy tomorrow during the day outside.
hello shelly it looks to me to be an older budgie and if it is i would say it has learnt to deal with the beak so i would surgest that you keep an eye one her and offer her some soaked seed as well as soft greens the only other thing that may be an idea is to take it to a vet and have it checked out to be on the safe side (make sure there isnt any underlaying factors that may of caused it) hope this helps regards bill
Depending how this happened, it could grown back. As long as she is eatting ok there is not problem. But what you will have to do is watch the lower beck..It could over grow..You will have to trim it..
Hi Squitzy, I have a budgie here with only half a top beak, but that was due to a bigger parrot trying to feed it when it was a baby, & it has no problems feeding. If you are going to give sprouted seeds, try to use the recipe we have here under the section Feeding & then Sprouts & it will give you the recipe. Smaller seeds can be used but you have to be careful with them as I find that they go moldy very quickly & that is not good for your birds. If you use smaller seeds rinse them & then add warm water with a bit of Apple cider vinegar & leave for 24 hours. Rinse them again & they should be ready to use. Keep them in the fridge after this & rinse morning & night. I would only keep them for a couple of days as they can go moldy very quickly. All my birds enjoy the sprouted seeds mixture that has been given under Sprouts & I don't bother much with the smaller commercial seeds except for alfalfa which does supply a good source of Vitamin D. Hope this helps. Cheers Anna