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Kili Senegal Parrot - How to File or Trim Parrot Beak

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Published on Aug 20, 2009

WARNING Many species of parrots should not have their beak filed and if done incorrectly or too deep could hurt the bird. I just show the technique of how I do it but you should consult a vet and research if your bird needs to have its beak trimmed before proceeding.

This video shows you how to file your parrot's beak. An overgrown beak can be dangerous to a parrot's health. In the wild, they use the beak so much that it gets naturally worn down. At home, they don't get to chew as much because food is generally just served in a little bowl ready to eat.

On occasion, the beak may grow so much that you will have to clip it with a nail trimmer. All the other times, you can help the bird shorten it by:

A) Providing chewable toys to destroy
B) Provide filing perches and beak grinding stones the bird can dull its beak on
C) Filing the bird's beak

This video is about filing the bird's beak to blunt out the point a little bit. Hold the bird on its back and hold the beak shut. Be careful not to catch its tongue. File across the beak. Release the bird and reward it for putting up with you.

Here's a video how to file parrot nails:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5u5w...


And a video about wiping down a messy beak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfd79Y...

Enjoy.

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