Parakeet won’t use cuttlebone
Why would my bird not be using his cuttlebone? I have a 2 and a half month old rare parakeet and I have been trying to get my bird to use his cuttlebone for 2 months now and I’ve been holding it up to him and scratching it with my fingernail to get his attention and show it to him because my bird is a VERY curious bird! He can’t keep his nose out of anything! But for some reason he just ignores it and I am very worried because his beak has become quite long and i did not want to have to get it re-shapen. PLEASE HELP!!!
You need to take your bird to an avian veterinarian. Make sure that it is a *true* avian vet as well.
Healthy birds don’t need their beaks trimmed. The issue might be diet or a disease and it’s important that you find out if this is the case.
For information about a proper parakeet diet, please see this page:
Your bird should also have a therapeutic perch like the ones recommended on this page:
That should keep his or her beak trimmed (if it’s necessary). And make sure you don’t get a sandpaper perch or cover–they can be harmful to your bird.
Please make sure you take your bird to an avian vet. An overgrown beak can be a sign of disease and it’s very important that it gets properly treated.
Comments for Parakeet won’t use cuttlebone