Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:34 AM
There may be nothing you can do about the beak itself unless you looked into getting her a prosthetic beak (they've done so before in a cockatoo, and several raptors & owls, even a flamingo I believe? and have also done prosthetic feet for birds, too). I've thought about doing so for my mitred, however I'm not sure how much it'd cost to get the procedure done, and I don't have the money yet (could be a couple hundred, or maybe even a grand? haven't looked into it that far yet...)
Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:53 AM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 04:59 AM
The bottom beak grows faster because she has no upper beak to help file her lower beak down.... if she had a prosthetic beak, done correctly, she could file her own beak down... otherwise though, you are right, why mess with it?
With Charlie, because he's missing the left side of his lower beak, it would help if he had a prosthetic to realign the right side, thus no longer having scissor beak, and he'd probably be able to file the beak down himself...
Posted 23 August 2007 - 05:47 AM
My mitred was born around Santa Rosa (or so I believe), lived with a man for some 10 odd years in San Francisco, lived in a petstore for about a year, was fostered for about 5 months (where-in he became the rooler of the roost, especially so when it came to the amazons, figured he could do the same with a blind ruby macaw... and you can see where that left him!) and I then adopted him last October. He's about 13 years old, by his band numbers, and his parents are/were wild caught birds!
Posted 23 August 2007 - 02:06 PM
We got her from a bird specialty shop that we were currently working at in Arizona. All the previous owner said was that she was born this way and didn't get get along with anybody. I do not think she was handled with and was just left in her cage. With time and patience she has definately become a sweet bird. She does like to be left alone but she spends most of her time on the outside of cage and it took her about 4 years before she actually started playing with her toys. She eats more than any other bird I know...she actually will get irrate if I do not share my food with her Lol.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:06 PM
Merlin is beautiful!!
Thank you very much! Her name is actually Miss Frodo or Frodette =) (We thought she was he when we got her and originally was just Frodo) She really likes getting her picture taken Lol...its like she sees my camera and she starts posing for me LOL. Merlin is my blue-streaked Lory.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:07 PM
Ah, she is beautiful. I've got a Quaker that is missing her upper beak (dog in previous home) She's pretty lucky though her mate takes good care of her, if her bottom beak starts getting to long he'll trim it. What a good man.
Aww, poor thing. That sounds so cute that her mate takes care of her like that and files it down for her. Hes a keeper hehe!
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