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The Wonderful World of the Pionus Parrot Species => Coral-Billed => Topic started by: maxsmom on September 20, 2014, 05:19:10 AM

Title: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: maxsmom on September 20, 2014, 05:19:10 AM
The first photo is of Charlie pre adoption 2 years ago at shelter. The second is from a week ago. Just this summer I noticed his beak had changed colors. Charlie is 10 years old and hybrid. He had his beak trimmed this summer and at first I thought his beak was polished during trim but his beak has stayed the coral color so  now I think perhaps his beak layers molted. I am not sure if his beak will stay as it is now but anyway interesting to observe.

Anyway, isn't my guy a cutie.
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Dartman on September 20, 2014, 09:31:05 AM
He's definetly a interesting combo and yes it looks like his beak shed the nasty outer overgrowth and now looks healthy and normal for what he is.
Lurch looks like that except for color and so did Nerd, except they both tended to get pretty dull as there is a volcanic rock on a ring he and Nerd loved to rub their beak on.
Looks like he's doing great and hope he's behaving nicely for you now. :)
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Julie T on September 20, 2014, 10:01:33 AM
Charlie is beautiful. He looks so much better under your care!  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: momazon on September 20, 2014, 10:59:30 AM
What a huge difference, he looks like he is thriving with you. How many trims did it take to get it down to normal?  The color is very pretty!
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Cetan on September 22, 2014, 06:47:00 AM
Charlie is looking great
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: maxsmom on September 22, 2014, 04:49:59 PM
Thanks for compliments. I adore his quirky comical personality.
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Nakia on September 28, 2014, 01:40:07 AM
Wow what a big difference Charlie has accomplished in the 2 yrs he has had the best of care!! It definitely shows how well you care for him. :icon_mrgreen: He is a real beauty and his coloring is so much more brighter.
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Jan on October 03, 2014, 09:49:04 AM

Charlie looks great!  He's come along ways, baby!! LOL!  All that good care has paid off for him!!
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Fuzzy on October 11, 2014, 12:55:28 PM
Wow - Charlie is gorgeous!  His beak and feathers look so much better now.  May his beak stay coral!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: maxsmom on October 12, 2014, 11:30:08 AM
Thank you! Still working on better feather quality but he eats a healthy diet so I feel good about our progress in 2 years.

He still has some black on his beak with a two toned beak. Regardless he is a handsome little man.
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: maxsmom on November 09, 2014, 06:37:15 AM
Ok, I finally found out vet tech had dremmelled off that outer beak growth Charlie had....resulting in his gorgeous new beak.  They didn't ask if I wanted this or discuss it afterwards but I am glad they did it.

He went back for a nail and beak trim and the vet tech said no additional beak trim was needed.

I look forward to asking the vet about how or why he could have gotten that outer beak growth.
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: Julie T on November 09, 2014, 08:59:03 PM
Raven just had the same thing done. It was pretty bad. The vet said they just get a Keratin layer build up sometimes and wasn't concerned that it was from any internal health reason. I did notice through pictures, that a good amount of Pionus and Amazons have beaks that really get the build up. I'll take him in January for an annual.
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: maxsmom on November 09, 2014, 09:45:18 PM
Oh, thanks for further explanation. That helps
Title: Re: Charlie's changing beak
Post by: momazon on November 09, 2014, 10:02:57 PM
Now that I look, Dob has a little build up.  Not much, though, as he gets plenty of beak weardown through destroying my furniture and doorways!