The beak of parrots is the cornea that covers the jaws from the outer and inner sides. It serves birds for chopping and crushing food, building a nest, cleaning plumage.
The beak plays an important role in turning eggs during their hatching and feeding chicks, so it is necessary to monitor its condition and be able to help the bird in case of disease.
All parts of the beak consist of bone tissue. Parrots have a tendon ligament between the skull and the bones of the beak, which allows them to move the nadkuvuem separately. Depending on the type of parrots, their way of feeding, their adaptation to the environment, they may have differences in the appearance of the beak.
The cornea at the beak is constantly growing andShifts to the edge, thereby all the cracks and damages gradually disappear. The full horny layer is updated within six months. With the help of receptors located at the end of the beak, parrots recognize heat, cold, feel the touch and the shape of objects.
In order for the parrot to follow the purity of the beak, he needs a special surface, about which he will clean the beak from the remnants of food and wash the surplus of keratin.
Possible problems with the beak and their solutions
Beak in parrots can grow, whileIt is necessary to check whether it is brittle or brittle. If the result is positive, and the growths are observed, then the cause is a tick, a disease called kemidokoptoz. To treat it is very simple, it is enough to conduct a complete disinfection of the cell and use the means to treat the affected beak. Excellent averseectin ointment or vaseline oil offered in all veterinary pharmacies is suitable for this.
In the absence of growths, diseases are possibleLiver (poisoning, tumor or infection). It is necessary to include in the nutrition of the parrot vitamin complexes: vitamin A and C, biotin, folic and pantothenic acid, minerals and calcium. These microelements prevent softening and, as a result, changes in the structure of the beak in the bird.
It is necessary to provide the parrot with specialDevices for grinding the beak. They can be mineral stones, special perches, sepia, twigs of trees or shrubs, while it is necessary to trace whether their bird is used. A positive effect will be the supplementation of the diet of the parrot with solid grain and the exclusion of fatty foods from it, leading to liver diseases and metabolic problems.
Growth of the beak can be the result of the impactBirds tell them about glass or hormonal failures. In such cases, the beak must be gently pruned, otherwise it will reach such a size that the parrot can not feed on its own.
The trimming process must be carried out veryCarefully, so as not to cut more than necessary. As a rule, a specialist should do this, so that there is no bleeding and a painful wound in the bird does not appear.
Defects of the beak can be congenital, due toPoor incubation of eggs, or acquired in the nestlings. During the manual feeding of the chicks, it is easy to damage the beak because it is soft and is in the process of formation.
Such defects can be corrected in chicks. In adult birds, this is possible by surgical intervention with the help of an experienced veterinarian.